European Union External Action

EU election observation mission to the Occupied Palestinian Territory in 2006

25/01/2006 - 11:54
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At the invitation of the Government of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the European Union established a mission to observe the parliamentary elections there on 25 January 2006.

The mission was led by Chief Observer Véronique De Keyser from Belgium, a member of the European Parliament. In total, the EU EOM deployed over 185 observers from 23 EU countries as well as Norway, Switzerland and Romania.

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