This preliminary statement of the EU election observation mission (EU EOM) is delivered before the completion of the entire electoral process. Critical stages remain, including tabulation of resultsand adjudication of petitions. The EU EOM is now only in a position to comment on observation undertaken to date, and will later publish a final report, including full analysis and recommendations for electoral reform. The EU EOM may also make additional statements on election-related matters as and when it considers it appropriate.
“The 2021 early parliamentary elections were technically well-managed and
competitive, despite challenges as regards level playing field for candidates and problematic aspects of
the legal framework”, Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to
Iraq, Viola von Cramon summarised the preliminary statement of the mission today in a press conference