EU admits Nigeria post-elections challenges

Brussels 02.03.2023 “The holding of the general elections on the 25th of February in Nigeria was the major democratic undertaking (according to us) in an extremely challenging context” said the European External Actions Service press person, while reacting upon the tense post-elections situation in the country. The context was characterised among other problems by the…

The Gambia: EU awaits EOM report

Brussels 08.12.2021 “The Gambia conducted Presidential elections on 4 December. The European Union welcomes the calm, peaceful, and transparent manner in which the elections were conducted. The high voter turnout shows the commitment of the Gambian people to the democratic path that they have taken since December 2016”. ūüá¨ūüá≤The Gambia: Statement by the Spokesperson on…

EU will not send observers to Malawi

The European diplomacy reiterated its call for restraint to political actors in Malawi. “It is especially important at this time that all political actors should stand united in the defence of human rights and Rule of Law, and against any acts of violence, incitement or hate speech” the EU spokesperson for the Foreign Affairs said,…

Mogherini appoints observers to Mozambique

Following an invitation from the Mozambican authorities, the European Union will deploy an Election Observation Mission (EOM) in the country, to observe the general elections which will be held on 15 October. This decision reflects once again the European Union’s commitment to support democracy in Mozambique, where the EU has observed all elections conducted since…

Madagascar elections marked by disparities

“…The campaign was marked by the non inclusion of the capping of campaign funds in the new laws that led to disparities in means between candidates, this one and the day of the poll, proceeded in calm”, – preliminary statement by the EU Election Observation Mission assessing the Madagascar presidential elections.¬†“The National Independent Electoral Commission…

EU appoints observation mission to Sierra Leone

In response¬†to an invitation by the¬†Sierra Leonean¬†authorities, the European Union has¬†decided to¬†deploy an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to¬†Sierra Leone¬†to observe the¬†general¬†elections¬†scheduled for¬†7 March. This is the¬†fourth¬†time that the European Union¬†is observing¬†general¬†elections in¬†Sierra Leone, which reflects the EU’s long-term commitment to supporting credible, transparent and inclusive elections in the country. EU deploys Election Observation Mission to…

Kenyan elections: from hopes to confrontations

European Union observers of Kenya‚Äôs 2017 presidential and parliamentary elections said on that a lack of government cooperation meant they were unable to travel to the East African nation to present their final report on the vote. ‚ÄúKenyans went from high hopes for these elections to many disappointments and confrontations. Kenya remains deeply divided. Our…