The European Union Observer Mission Presents Final Report to Guatemalan Authorities

The Press Secretary of the Presidency, Kevin López, attended the meeting.

by Astrid Luna

Guatemala City, by Brenda Larios -AGN- Members of the European Union Election Observation Mission -EU EOM-, presented its final report to the Guatemalan authorities during a meeting at the Presidential Palace.

“The chief of the EU EOM, Jordi Cañas, presented the mission’s final report to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mario Búcaro. In the upcoming days, the Member of the European Parliament will discuss the twenty-six recommendations made in the report with the Guatemalan authorities, political parties, and civil society.” the European Union stated through social media.

The Press Secretary of the Presidency, Kevin López was present during the presentation.

Report Presentation

On November 13, the EU Electoral Observers Mission presented the final report on its participation in the electoral process in Guatemala.

Jordi Cañas, deputy chief of the EU, thanked the authorities for their support during his stay in the country, “On behalf of the election observation team, I thank the Guatemalan political and electoral authorities for their full cooperation in developing our work.”

The European Union presented the report containing the conclusions and findings of the mission after the observation work.

The Electoral Mission’s Work

The European Union Election Observation Mission -EU EOM- conducted its work from May 11 to September 6, 2023.

During this period, the EU deployed 136 observers from 27 European Union member states, Norway, and Canada. The initial mission report underscored that the 2023 elections developed in a mostly peaceful environment.

The observation mission participated in the  June 25 and August 20  electoral events.

A delegation from the European Parliament joined the EU EOM to observe the two electoral days.

The mission will discuss its recommendations with Guatemalan authorities, political parties, and civil society in the coming days.

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