Thijs Berman, a Dutch Member of the European Parliament, was Chief Observer. The mission consisted of 10 core team members (analysts), 90 long term observers and more than 60 short term observers from 22 EU Member States, as well as Norway, Switzerland and Canada. Election day unfolded in a peaceful manner, with a high voter turnout.
The observers were deployed throughout the country. They met government and electoral officials, candidates and political parties, civil society representatives and the media.