After 10 years of stability, Niger was faced with a sociopolitical crisis when the President refused to step down after his second term in office. The legislative elections on 20 October followed a constitutional referendum on 4 August.
While EU EEMs analyse all frameworks and phases of the electoral cycle, keeping to the relevant recognised international standard, they are of a technical nature. They do not conduct direct observation. They are not headed by political figure and do not deliver public statements or press releases. They provide a technical document for the EU institutions and Member States that reports on the country’s specific electoral situation.