European Union External Action

EU election observation mission to Sudan in 2010

20/04/2010 - 17:45
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At the invitation of the Government of Sudan, the European Union established a mission to observe the executive and legislative elections there from 11 to 15 April 2010.

Véronique De Keyser, a Belgian Member of the European Parliament, was Chief Observer. The team reported confusion, deficiencies in the electoral framework and during the campaign, instances of violence in the South and a lack of transparency.

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