EU EOM Chief Observer - Cecile Kashetu KYENGE
EU EOM Chief Observer – Cecile Kashetu KYENGE

The Electoral Follow-up Mission of the European Union has concluded its visit to Zambia.

The EFM was led by Cecile Kyenge, Member of the European Parliament, supported by two electoral experts and two EU officials.

Mrs. Kyenge served as the Chief Observer of the EU Electoral Observation Mission to Zambia in 2016, which was established following an invitation from the Government of Zambia.

The mandate of the mission was to observe independently all aspects of the electoral process and to offer an impartial, balanced and informed recommendations based on the Zambian law, as well as regional and international standards for elections.

The principal objective of the 2019 EFM to Zambia was to assess the continuous relevance and status of implementation of EU EOM recommendations.

During her stay in Zambia, from 9th to 14th June 2019, Mrs. Kyenge, met and exchanged with a wide range of national stakeholders.

Mrs. Kyenge set out her preliminary findings in Lusaka this morning, following a technical round table discussion where she expressed her appreciation for the availability and openness of all the people she met, which testifies to the timeliness of the mission.

She welcomed the continued commitment of Zambian stakeholders to implementation of the recommendations of the EU EOM report on the 2016 elections.

Mrs. Kyenge noted that 2021 is not so far away, and it is important to provide legal certainty to those managing, participating and voting in the elections at the same time, this implies broad ownership of the electoral framework across society, to guarantee its successful implementation.

She reiterated the Mission’s readiness to accompany Zambia to ensure the achievement of inclusive, credible and transparent elections and a further deepening of democracy.

A comprehensive EFM Final Report will be published in the next months. The EU Election Observation and its Follow-up Mission operate in accordance with the

“Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation” adopted in 2005 at the United Nations.

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  1. EU Observers

    Are we still under slavery for us to continue accepting this rubbish. Why are the elections in their countries not observed. Why have they not sent observers to Russia where Putin is still ruling? Africa wake up…Zambia wake up?

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    • “Mrs. Kyenge noted that 2021 is not so far away, and it is important to provide legal certainty to those managing, participating and voting in the elections at the same time, this implies broad ownership of the electoral framework across society, to guarantee its successful implementation.”

      Translated into simple language, what she is is that 2 years after the election, you Zambians have done nothing to bring confidence to the people that we have elections that are NOT rigged. And 2 year before elections might not be enough for you to put in that legal ramification. So the just ended National Dialogue or fimo fimo is trash…

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    • Ba Khumalo read and comprehend ……………”Mrs. Kyenge served as the Chief Observer of the EU Electoral Observation Mission to Zambia in 2016, which was established following an invitation from the Government of Zambia” … This BS people like of quickly rushing to use the tired West conspiracy theories needs to STOP! You are stuck in a Romance of these excuses

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  2. “Mrs. Kyenge noted that 2021 is not so far away, and it is important to provide legal certainty to those managing, participating and voting in the elections at the same time, this implies broad ownership of the electoral framework across society, to guarantee its successful implementation.”

    Translated into simple language, what she is that 2 years after the election, you Zambians have done nothing to bring confidence to the people that we have elections that are NOT ri.gg.ed. And 2 year before next elections might not be enough for you to put in that le.gal ramification. So the just ended National Di.alogue or fimo fimo is tra.sh…

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  3. i hope the same repot will cite in serious isssues which needs to be adressed but knowing how pf behave they will want to shot it. I hope the same eu people interacted with the opposition so that they could resolve thing.And,they can learn one or two things. Not, just listening from pf leardership. We,need credible and clean election to the point that if they declare they were free and fair reflects the true picture.

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