The EU deployed an Election Follow-up Mission (EFM) to Malawi 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.
The EU EOM has been in Honduras since 11 October, and has observed the different stages of the election process, within the framework of its commitment to neutrality, objectivity and non-interference, and it has shared its observations with Honduran citizens at key moments.
General elections in Honduras took place on 26 November in a largely peaceful climate - with a strong presence of domestic and international observers - which enabled Honduran citizens to broadly cast their vote freely. The European Union expects candidates and parties to respect the results and to use legal redress mechanisms to solve any electoral disputes.
The following statement of the European Union Election Observation Mission’s (EU EOM) preliminary findings is delivered before the completion of the electoral process. Critical stages of the elections remain, including the completion of results tabulation and publication, as well as the adjudication of possible complaints or appeals. The EU EOM is publishing its observations of the process so far, and will later publish a final report, referring to the entire election process and including, where appropriate, recommendations for future reference. The EU EOM may also make additional statements, if necessary.