European Union External Action

EU election observation mission to Bolivia in 2009

10/12/2009 - 11:17
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At the invitation of the Government of Bolivia, the European Union established a mission to observe the presidential and legislative elections, as well as referendums on an autonomy status in five departments, on 6 December 2009.

These elections completed an intensive electoral and election observation process which started in 2006 when the Bolivians approved a Constituent Assembly mandated to draft a new Constitution, approved by referendum in January 2009.

The EU EOM was led by Renate Weber, a Romanian Member of the European Parliament, who also led the EOM that the EU deployed for the referendum earlier that same year.

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