European Union Election Observation Mission | Burkina Faso

Following an invitation from the government of Burkina Faso, the European Union established a mission to observe the country’s legislative and presidential elections, held on November 29, 2015.

The mission, which included a core team, long-term observers and short-term observers from EU member states, was led by Cécile Kashetu Kyenge, Italian member of the European Parliament. The observers were deployed throughout the country and interacted with electoral representatives, candidates, political parties, representatives of civil society, the media and Burkinabè voters.

Their mandate was to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the electoral process and verify its compliance with national laws and regional and international commitments in democratic elections to which Burkina Faso has subscribed.