European Union External Action

EU Election Observation Mission to Guinea Bissau in 2014

15/04/2014 - 15:04
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At the invitation of the National Election Commission (Comissão Nacional de Eleições), the European Union established a mission to observe the presidential and legislative elections held in Guinea Bissau on 13 April 2014.

The mission, which comprised a core team, long-term observers and short-term observers from EU Member States, was led by Krzysztof Lisek, a Polish Member of the European Parliament. The observers were deployed throughout the country and interacted with electoral officials, candidates, political parties, civil society representatives, the media and Guinea Bissau 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 agreed by Guinea Bissau.