European Union External Action

EU election observation mission to Rwanda in 2003

27/05/2003 - 12:31
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At the invitation of the Government of Rwanda, the European Union established a mission to observe the constitutional referendum there on 26 May 2003.

The referendum was an important step for the completion of the transition phase that followed the 1994 genocide. The mission was headed by Chief Observer Colette Flesch, 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.