Election observation missions (EUEOMs)

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Statement by the Spokesperson on the elections in Zimbabwe

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Improved political climate, inclusive participation rights and a peaceful vote, but un-level playing field, intimidation of voters and lack of trust in the process undermined the pre-election environment. We now hope for a transparent and traceable results process

The European Union Election Observation Mission to the Republic of Zimbabwe (EUEOM) is led by Chief Observer Elmar Brok, a Member of the European Parliament from Germany.
In total, the mission is expected to comprise more than 140 observers from all EU member states, as well as Canada, Norway and Switzerland.
A ten-person core-team arrived in Harare on 6 June. The core-team analyses political, electoral and legal issues related to the electoral process.
44 long-term observers arrived in Zimbabwe on 19 June and were deployed to all ten provinces a few days later. They observe the electoral process in their areas and report back to the core-team in Harare.
44 short-term observers join the mission shortly before the election day. They observe voting, counting and the tabulation of results.
The mission is also joined by a delegation of seven Members of the European Parliament, as well as diplomatic staff from embassies accredited in Harare.

European Union Election Follow-up Mission (EU EFM) to Uganda, 26 February – 17 March 2018

Upon the invitation of the authorities, the EU deployed an Election Follow-up Mission (EFM) led by Member of European Parliament, Mr. Eduard Kukan, former Chief Observer of the EU EOM deployed for 2016 elections, met a wide range of Ugandan and international stakeholders, to assess the current electoral reform process and the extent to which previous EU election-related concerns and recommendations have been addressed in recent years.

MONROVIA 26 April 2018 – Announcing the release of the Final Report the EUEOM Liberia 2017 Chief Observer Maria Arena, Member of the European Parliament from Belgium, noted: “The elections in Liberia marked a defining moment in the strengthening of Liberia’s democratic institutions.”

Final Report of EU EOM Liberia 2017 offers 23 recommendations for improvements to election processes 

 

MONROVIA 26 April 2018 –Announcing the release of the Final Report the EUEOM Liberia 2017 Chief Observer Maria Arena, Member of the European Parliament from Belgium, noted: “The elections in Liberia marked a defining moment in the strengthening of Liberia’s democratic institutions.” 

Announcing the release of the Final Report the EUEOM Liberia 2017 Chief Observer Maria Arena, Member of the European Parliament from Belgium, noted: “The elections in Liberia marked a defining moment in the strengthening of Liberia’s democratic institutions.”
The Final Report, which offers 23 recommendations for consideration to the Liberian authorities, notes that despite the delay experienced in the holding of the second round of the presidential race, the election resulted in the first transfer of power from one elected government to another through a competitive multi-party system.

The EU deployed an Election Follow-up Mission (EFM) to Maldives to assess the current electoral reform process and the extent to which previous EU election-related concerns and recommendations have been addressed in recent years.

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