EU Election Observation Mission to Jordan presents final report

December 6, 2016
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Broader guarantees to further enhance participation, in particular of women and youth, transparency and compliance with applicable international standards for democratic elections: these are the key areas addressed by the priority recommendations contained in the final report by the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Jordan.

A number of priority recommendations, including all those offered to further enhance transparency, can be implemented without any legislative action. However, implementation of most of priority recommendations addressing participation and compliance with international standards, such as protection of fundamental freedoms, universality and equality of the vote and the right to stand, would require legislative action by the newly elected parliament and would benefit from broad consultation and public support.
The report was presented at a press conference in Amman today by Chief Observer Jo LEINEN, Member of the European Parliament from Germany. It offers a comprehensive assessment of the 20 September 2016 parliamentary election. The recommendations included in the report are offered for consideration by national stakeholders, first and foremost by the authorities, to conduct future elections in line with applicable international standards for democratic elections.
The report was presented to the Independent Election Commission and the authorities of Jordan. A roundtable with representatives of civil society, political parties, international organisations and electoral experts is scheduled to discuss the recommendations and their implementation.
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EU Neighbourhood Info Centre webpage – Jordan
EU Delegation – Jordan  


Countries covered:

  • Jordan
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