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Election Expert Mission to Guatemala

The  overall  objective of this assignment is to contribute to support democracy, institution building and transparency in  Guatemala  in the context of the  country’s  general  elections  currently  scheduled  for  6 September and 25 October 2015.

The specific objective of the assignment is to provide reporting to the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the European Commission FPI (EC FPI) on the ongoing electoral process during and after the elections. The experts will also provide the EEAS and EC with an analysis relating to recommendations with a view to further aligning all elements of the electoral process to international standards, in line with the criteria contained in the  EC  Communication on Electoral Assistance and Observation [COM(2000)191]. Elements of this report may eventually be shared with Electoral Authorities and the Government of Guatemala.


The experts, in electoral,  political  and media/campaign, led such complementary actions:

-          drafting periodic analyses and reports on the immediate pre-election period, the elections and the immediate post-election period;

-          keeping the Election division in Brussels  and EUDEL in country  permanently informed of the main events via concise memos;

-          analyzing the status of the implementation of recommendations presented by the previous EOMs  and by other observation missions;

-          preparing a final report including recommendations for future electoral processes;

Contributing to the content of any declaration on the elections by the EEAS, if needed and requested by EEAS Division.

Project Details

  • Country: Guatemala
  • Region: Latin America,
  • Area of competence:
    Governance > Elections
  • Donor organisation: European Commission
  • Start of project: July 2015