La actividad de observación electoral de la UE es esencial para impulsar la democracia, los derechos humanos y el Estado de Derecho en todo el mundo y contribuye a consolidar las instituciones democráticas.
Following the invitation by the Salvadorean authorities, the European Union has deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to El Salvador to observe the legislative and municipal elections, due to take place on 4 March.
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.