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European Union deploys Election Observation Mission to Ghana
The European External Action Service (EEAS) in a press release has announced that in response to an invitation by the Electoral Commission of the Republic of Ghana, the European Union (EU) will deploy an EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) to observe the Presidential and Parliamentary elections scheduled for 7th December, 2020.

Accordingly, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, has appointed Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Javier Nart, as the Chief Observer of the Mission.

The Core Team of the EU Election Observation Mission consists of nine (9) election experts who arrived in Accra on 31st October, 2020 and are expected to stay until the completion of the electoral process. On 7th November, 2020 forty (40) Long-Term Observers will join the mission and will be deployed across the sixteen (16) regions of Ghana. The EU Election Observation Mission will be supported by thirty (30) locally recruited Short-Term Observers on the election day.

After the election day, the mission will issue a preliminary statement and hold a press conference in Accra. A final report, including recommendations for future electoral processes, will be presented and shared with stakeholders after the finalisation of the entire electoral process.

28th Oct.2020.

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