No seguimento do convite realizado pelas autoridades de Timor-Leste, a União Europeia (UE) destacou uma Missão de Observação Eleitoral (MOE UE) para observar as Eleições Presidenciais e Legislativas que terão lugar respetivamente a 20 de Março, com uma possível segunda volta a 20 de Abril, e em Julho de 2017. A MOE UE é liderada por Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, membro do Parlamento Europeu (PE).
In response to an invitation by the Timorese authorities, the European Union has deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Timor-Leste to observe the Presidential and Parliamentary elections scheduled for 2017.
Election observation is a vital EU activity aiming to promote democracy, human rights and the rule of law worldwide. It contributes to strengthening democratic institutions, building public confidence in electoral processes, helping to deter fraud, intimidation and violence. It also reinforces other key EU foreign policy objectives, in particular peace-building.
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.
Following an invitation from the authorities of Timor-Leste, the European Union (EU) has deployed an Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to observe the Presidential and Legislative Elections, which will be held, respectively, on 20 March 2017, with a possible second round on the 20 April, and in July 2017. The EU EOM is led by Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, a member of the European Parliament (MEP).