viernes, 18 de octubre de 2013

EU envoys arrive in Honduras ahead of November vote

Members of the European Union's Election observation mission were in Honduras and moving into the country's 18 departments ahead of presidential elections set for 24 November, La Prensa newspaper reported on 17 October, citing comments by the mission's head Ulrike Lunacek. The 100-member delegation would monitor the entire electoral process including campaign financing, candidate registration and recounts, and was working at the request of the Honduran Government and the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, the daily stated. Ms Lunacek, a Green member of the European Parliament from Austria, said envoys would seek to "cover what is happening in the country before, during and after the general elections," and publish their findings in a preliminary declaration 48 hours after the vote and a full report two months later. One of the main objectives she said was to reinforce Hondurans' confidence in the electoral process.

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