European Union External Action

EU election observation mission to Chad in 2011

25/02/2011 - 10:41
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At the invitation of the Government of Chad, the European Union established a mission to observe the legislative elections there on 13 February 2011.

These were the first elections for the National Assembly to be held in nine years. The mandate of the Assembly which had been elected in 2002 had been continuously extended due to political and military issues. Louis Michel, Member of the European Parliament and former European Commissioner, was Chief Observer.

The observers were deployed throughout the country. They met government and electoral officials, candidates and political parties, civil society representatives and the media.