European Union External Action

EU election observation mission to Ecuador in 2009

02/05/2009 - 16:31
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At the invitation of the Government of Ecuador, the European Union established a mission to observe the presidential and parliamentary elections there on 26 April 2009.

The 26 April general elections marked a new era in the constitutional history of Ecuador. They also signified the end of an intense cycle of elections and referenda since late 2006.

The elections took place in a peaceful manner with local exceptions. José Ribeiro e Castro, Member of the European Parliament, 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.

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