European Union External Action

EU election observation mission to Ethiopia in 2005

15/05/2005 - 11:06
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At the invitation of the Government of Ethiopia, the European Union established a mission to observe the parliamentary elections there on 15 May 2005.

The 2005 elections were intended to make a more decisive step towards pluralistic democracy. The mission was headed by Chief Observer Ana Gomes, member of the European Parliament.

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