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 EU EOM Paraguay 2018 conducted a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the prime-time coverage of a sample of Paraguayan media outlets. The monitoring of broadcast and print media was conducted from 21 March to 21 April 2018 and assessed both the amount of time and space devoted to each candidate contesting the election, as well as the tone of the coverage in which the relevant political actors have been portrayed.
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.