CANADEM deployed four election observers throughout the country in multinational two-person teams to assess the close of the campaign, voting, counting and the tabulation of results.
Sudan Following an invitation from the Sudanese National Elections Commission and the Government of Sudan, the European Union established an Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) that moinitored the recent Presidential, Parliamentary and Subnational elections. Gisèle Arseneau and Jacques Paquette joined the Mission last March as Long Term election observers (LTO). They were soon joined by Short term observers (STO) Ali Kilkal and Mariam Loneban. The observers deployed to all 25 States to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the overall electoral process. For more information on the EU Election observation mission to Sudan, visit the Official EU Sudan EOM Website.
Kyrgyzstan Following an invitation from Kyrgyzstan’s Foreign Ministry, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) organized an Election Observation Mission (OSCE-ODIHR EOM) to monitor the parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan on 10 October 2010. Helen Belopolsky and Svitozar Omelko joined the mission in October as Short-Term election observers (LTOs). The EOM assessed the compliance of the parliamentary elections with principles for democratic electoral processes and the national legal framework. Observers monitored campaign activities, the work of the election administration and involved governmental bodies, the implementation of election-related legislation, coverage of the election in the media, and the resolution of election-related disputed.
Tajikistan Following an invitation from the government of Tajikistan, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) established an Election Observation Mission to monitor the Presidential elections on February 28, 2010. Gary Ouellet and Lori Shortreed joined the Mission as Short term observers (STO). For more information, visit the Official OSCE/ODIHR Tajikistan EOM Website.
Burundi Following an invitation from the Republic of Burundi, the European Union has deployed an Election Observation Mission to Burundi (EU EOM Burundi). Cheickh Bangoura and Jean Joseph Estime deployed in April to join the mission as Long Term Observers (LTOs), along with STOs Ilana Bleichert and Nick Hare. The EU EOM Burundi monitored the overall electoral process, from the quality of electoral logistics preparations, political campaining, voter education and registration, Election Day, as well as the complaints and appeals process for the June 28 Presidential Elections. For more information, visit the Official EU Burundi EOM Website.
Ethiopia Upon invitation from the Government of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, the European Union has deployed an Election Observation Mission (EU EOM Ethiopia) to monitor the House of People's Representatives and State Council Elections, held on May 23, 2010. Robert Henderson and Gary Ouellet joined the European Union Election Observation Mission to Ethiopia in April as LTOs, in order to assist in observing the electoral process and coordinating the deployment of Short Term Observers (STOs). For more information, visit the Official EU Ethiopia EOM Website.
CANADEM Deployed Canadian Observers to the 2010 Presidential Election in Ukraine:
For the first round of voting on January 17 CANADEM deployed six long term observers and 60 short term observers seconded to the OSCE electoral observation mission. Since the first round of voting was inconclusive, these 66 observers will also observe the second round set for February 7th.
In addition to the OSCE led mission, CANADEM also mounted an independent stand-alone mission of 200 observers, as announced on January 15 by the Hon. Bev Oda, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Cooperation.