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EU Election Observation Mission to TL would present its report after the election

EU Election Observation Mission to TL would present its report after the election

The delegations from EUEOM dispatched   to municipalities in Timor-Leste

DILI, 04 february 2022 (TATOLI) – The European Union (EU) Election Observation Mission (EOM) team will present its report to the Government after the election.

The Deputy Chief Observer, Alexandre Gray, informed that the observers will be alert to any possible irregularities, saying they would report them after the presidential election.

He previously reported that the delegation was made up of 26 members from 17 European countries who had been deployed to 12 municipalities and RAEOA.

“We have 13 teams who have been deployed to the 12 municipalities, including RAEOA. Our team would accompany all kinds of the Presidential campaign by paying attention to the contents of all campaigns of the 16 candidates,” Gray told TATOLI, at Hotel Timor, Dili, on thursday.

He said if there would be a second round, then the observers would continue their mission.

In an interview with TATOLI, observer Irmeli Vieno said that election observation is one of the EU’s missions to strengthen democracy and protect human rights.

“We will report to the Government of Timor-Leste any irregularities that we identified during the election campaign, so that the same problems can be corrected and prevented in the future elections.”

EOM would accompany the Presidential election process right from the campaign until vote counting: “The delegation would not interfere with any candidate’s campaign.” Vieno added.

In addition, Gray said that the team would also monitor the candidates’ campaigns on the conventional and social media platforms.

EOM observation aimed to contribute to strengthening democracy, building public trust in electoral processes, and preventing electoral fraud and violence.

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Journalist: Filomeno Martins

Editor: Rafy Belo

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