European Union External Action

EU election observation mission to Afghanistan in 2005

19/09/2005 - 10:49
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At the invitation of the Government of Afghanistan, the European Union established a mission to observe the parliamentary and provincial elections in Afghanistan on 18 September 2005.

Following the presidential election of October 2004, these elections were a landmark in a transition process designed to put in place a representative government and thereby to help bring peace to Afghanistan after a quarter century of conflict. Emma Bonino, an Italian 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.