EU short-term election observers to arrive in Nepal
KATHMANDU, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) — As part of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM), a group of 20 election observers will arrive in Nepal on Monday to observe the elections on Nov. 26 and Dec. 7.
According to a statement issued by the mission on Sunday, the 20 observers, also known as short-term observers, will be deployed to districts where the first phase of the elections is taking place. The EU EOM is being led by Chief Observer Zeljana Zovko, who is a member of the European Parliament.
They will observe the opening of polling centers, voting on Election Day, the closing of polling centers and the subsequent transportation of election materials to district offices.
The 20 short-term observers will then move to other districts for the second phase of the elections, when a further 24 short-term observers will also join the mission. EU observers will be present for the counting of ballots.
“EU observers will visit polling centers in both urban and rural areas, in order to provide the EU EOM with a balanced picture of both election days across Nepal,” Zovko was quoted as saying in the statement.