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Following an invitation from the Independent Electoral Commission of The Gambia, the European Union (EU) has deployed an Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to observe the Parliamentary Elections, scheduled for 6 April, 2017. This will be the first fully-fledged EU EOM ever deployed to The Gambia.

Election observation is a vital EU activity aiming to promote democracy, human rights and the rule of law worldwide.

Election observation gives the opportunity to assess an electoral process according to international standards. The EU is a leading global player in providing and financing electoral assistance complementary to election observation.

Upon the invitation of a foreign country organising democratic elections, the EU can decide to deploy an Election Observation Mission to the country's elections in consultation with the European Parliament and Member States.

Each EU missions works in the framework of a comprehensive approach. The mission works in agreement and coordination with the EU Delegations in the same area and in the framework of EU regional policies.

Face à l'ampleur des dégâts causés par le cyclone Enawo qui a sévèrement touché plusieurs régions de Madagascar, faisant des victimes et affectant fortement la vie de milliers de personnes, la Délégation de l'Union européenne à Madagascar réaffirme son engagement et son entière solidarité au gouvernement Malagasy et aux familles des victimes. L'Union européenne soutient les efforts d'appui aux sinistrés du gouvernement, des autorités locales, et de tous les acteurs humanitaires.

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