The 20 September Election was an inclusive process in the framework of an ongoing political reform process supported by the European Union (EU) and other international stakeholders. “It was a well administrated election, although room for additional improvement of the legal framework remains” said Chief Observer Jo LEINEN, while presenting in Amman the preliminary statement of the EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Jordan. “In particular, respect for key principles, such as the universality and equality of the vote, and the right to stand as candidate could be further enhanced” he explained
The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan deployed today 40 short-term observers throughout the country. This group is the third contingent, following a core team of 9 analysts (deployed from 13 August 2016) and 26 long-term observers, who have arrived in Jordan on 20 August 2016
EU observers do not interfere in the electoral process. That’s why all the EU Election Observation Missions always present their findings after the Election Day. The EU EOM to Jordan makes no exception. The preliminary statement of the EU EOM Mission to Jordan - our first public assessment - will be issued at a press conference on 22 September at 11:00 at Grand Hyatt Hotel, Amman.