European Union External Action

EU election observation mission to Rwanda in 2008

15/09/2008 - 14:59
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At the invitation of the Government of Rwanda, the European Union established a mission to observe the legislative elections there on 15 to 18 September 2008.

Despite a number of important shortcomings observed during the September elections, the general assessment was positive. Michael Cashman, 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.