European Union External Action

EU Election Observation Mission to Haiti in 2015

20/08/2015 - 10:40
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At the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Haiti, the European Union established a mission to observe the country’s local, parliamentary and presidential elections in 2015. These elections were held in several rounds, the first of which was conducted on 9 August 2015.

The mission, which comprised a core team, long-term observers and short-term observers from EU Member States, was led by Elena Valenciano, a Member of the European Parliament from Spain. The observers were deployed throughout the country and interacted with electoral officials, candidates, political parties, civil society representatives, the media and Haitian voters.

Their mandate was to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the electoral process and to verify its compliance with domestic laws and regional and international commitments for democratic elections to which Haiti has subscribed.