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This observation mission was led by the Chief Observer Mr José Manuel Garcia-Margallo y Marfil, who is a member of the European Parliament (ES).
The Mission consisted of a chief observer and eleven experts, who arrived in the country over the last few weeks. They have been joined by 30 long-term observers, who were monitoring the election campaign and pre-election preparations throughout the country and also observed the voting and the post-election period. 80 short-term observers arrived shortly before polling day.
This observation mission complemented other action take by the European Union in support of the elections in Togo.