NORDEM election observers to Uganda

NORDEM is sending one long-term observer and two short-term observers to the European Union’s election observation mission (EOM) to Uganda.

The EU has established an EOM to Uganda to observe the 2016 General Elections scheduled to be held on 18 February.

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Concerns for potential election related violence

In a press release  presenting the EOM, chief observer Eduard Kukan mentioned concerns of potential election violence and equal access of candidates to the media.

Last week 30  long-term observers were deployed to their areas of responsibility. A few days before the election the EOM will deploy over 80 short-term observers to observe the voting, counting and  tabulation of results. The observations will result in a preliminary statement which will be published shortly after the elections and followed later by a more detailed report with a list of recommendations.

Briefing in Oslo before departure

The three Norwegian observers received a briefing in Oslo administered by NORDEM, including a briefing on the political situation by Svein-Erik Hansen Helle from the University of Bergen, before the long-term observer left for Kampala.

You can read more about the EOM on the mission’s homepage and follow the mission’s activities on Twitter and Facebook.

Published Jan. 18, 2016 2:25 PM - Last modified Jan. 18, 2016 2:29 PM