Electoral Observation

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Elections are an essential component of a functioning democracy. Actions supporting genuine elections can make a major contribution to peace and development. They take the form of electoral assistance projects and EU election observation missions.

Election observation is a vital part of the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rigths, which express the EU's intention to promote democracy, human rights and the rule of law worldwide. Since 1993, the EU has conducted more than 110 observation missions.


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