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

About the Election Observation Mission to Kenya, 2017

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.

35th Session of the Human Rights Council
Geneva, 06-23 June 2017
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