European Union External Action

EU election observation mission to Mozambique in 2004

03/12/2004 - 11:01
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At the invitation of the Government of Mozambique, the European Union established a mission to observe the presidential and parliamentary elections there on 1 and 2 December 2004.

This was the third general election in Mozambique. Incumbent president Joaquim Chissano stepped down after 18 years in power, with five candidates running to succeed him. The mission was led by Chief Observer José Javier Pomés Ruiz, 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.