NORDEM Election Observers to Macedonia

Four NORDEM observers are observing the early Parliamentary Elections in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia the 11th of December.

NORDEM has deployed one long term observer (LTO) to the Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Macedonia. Three Norwegian short term observers (STOs), along with some 200 other international short term observers will be deployed throughout the country during the next couple of days to observe the Election Day.

The short term observers were briefed on the political situation in the country prior to departure by Gentian Zyberi , Professor at the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR), and Jasna Jozelic, counselor at the NCHR.

 

The Observer Role

The STOs are there to observe the voting, counting and the tabulation of results. STOs are depolyed in multinational teams of two, under a deployment plan prepared by the OSCE/ODIHR EOM.

The LTOs will monitor voter registration, candidate registration, campaign activities, the work of the election administration and relevant governmental bodies, election-related legislation and its implementation, the media environment and the resolution of election-related disputes.

Measuring Democratic Elections

The EOM will assess the election for its compliance with OSCE commitments and other international obligations and standards for democratic elections, as well as with national legislation. This assessment will result in a preliminary statement that will be published shortly after the elections.

The EOM was launched based on the findings and conclusions of the Needs Assessment Mission deployed from 2 to 5 November 2015.

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Published Dec. 7, 2016 10:12 AM - Last modified Dec. 7, 2016 10:58 AM