Election Observation is a highly visible demonstration of international commitment to supporting democracy and promoting respect for human rights around the world. The EU and other international and regional organisations deploy Election Observation Missions globally but these missions are also increasingly exposed to public scrutiny and new challenges. High Level Conference co-hosted by the European External Action Service and the European Parliament brings together partners from around the world to discuss the Future of International Election Observation, key challenges and opportunities.
À l'invitation des autorités malgaches, l'Union européenne a décidé de déployer une mission d'observation électorale (MOE) à Madagascar pour y observer le déroulement de l'élection présidentielle, qui doit se tenir les 7 novembre et 19 décembre (en cas de deuxième tour).
Upon the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Timor-Leste, the EU deployed an Election Expert Mission (EEM), composed of a political-electoral analyst and a legal analyst to assess the early legislative elections on 12 May 2018.
Election observation is a highly visible demonstration of the EU's commitment to supporting democracy and promoting human rights around the world. It contributes to strengthening democratic institutions, building public confidence in electoral processes, helping to deter fraud, intimidation and violence, especially in fragile, post-conflict or developing regions. It also complements other key EU foreign policy objectives, particularly peace-building.