Following an invitation from the authorities of Uganda, the European Union established a mission to observe the general elections held in this country on 18 February 2016.
The mission, which comprised a core team, long-term observers and short-term observers from EU Member States, was led by Eduard Kukan, a Member of the European Parliament from Slovakia. The observers were deployed throughout the country and interacted with electoral officials, candidates, political parties, civil society representatives, the media and Ugandan voters.
Their mandate was to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the electoral process and to verify its compliance with domestic laws and regional and international commitments for democratic elections to which Uganda has subscribed.
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