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EU to deploy election observers to Kenyan elections in August

EU to deploy election observers to Kenyan elections in August

BRUSSELS, June 29 (EUROPA PRESS) –

The European Union has decided to deploy an electoral observation mission to the general elections in Kenya on August 9, following the electoral monitoring tradition of recent decades.

The EU has already sent observers to the 2002, 2007, 2013 and 2017 elections, and on this occasion the EU High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, has appointed the Slovak MEP Ivan Stefanec as head of mission.

“The general elections in Kenya will be crucial for citizens to choose what future they want, for political actors to show their commitment to democracy and fair competition and peaceful elections, and for the region to promote stability,” said the head of European diplomacy in a statement.


This commitment stems from Nairobi’s invitation for the EU to monitor the electoral process and, as Borrell has indicated, it could be the first stone in the new strategic dialogue that the EU launched with Kenya in January this year during the visit of the High Representative to the country.

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