Zovko and Kerry observed elections in Kenya
Hundreds of observers from EU and USA supervised the course of the general elections in Kenya
The member of the European Parliament Željana Zovko is a member of the EU Election Observation Delegation for general elections in Kenya together with her colleagues from Brussels.
– “The EP Election Observation Delegation has seven members, thereof three from the EPP Group – David McAllister and Joachim Zeller from Germany and me as a EP member from Croatia. Kenya holds the general elections this year, electing the President of the country, members of the Parliament and regional governors. Out of the total of 40,000 polls all around the country, the election observers visited 12 of them in Nairobi and Kiamba on the election day.” – said Zovko yesterday for Večernji list.
In the observation mission Zovko met the former US State Secretary John Kerry, one of the most powerful people in the world in the time of Obama’s administration, who has been observing the course of the elections in Kenya as well.
– “Kerry is the head of the delegation of international observers from Carter Institute. Only the EU sent more than 140 observers to Kenya. In addition, there are more than 500 observers from the international community, including John Kerry. We met him and we were supervising the course of the election process together. We all sincerely hope that the elections shall end in a peaceful, just and credible manner.” – added Zovko at the end of her statement for Večernji list.
The Kenyan elections and their credibility shall be assessed by the Head of EU Delegation McAllister. The presence of the EP members in such a number shows that the European Union wants to introduce control of democratic elections in order to advance the processes as much as possible and achieve execution of the people’s will in all countries of the world.
Exchange of experience
Zovko and her colleagues took part in the procedure of closing the ballot boxes yesterday at the end of the election day. The European Union shall continue observing development of the situation with the elections in Kenya, in order to help implementation of democratic elections in the countries which have not achieved yet the level on which they may implement the elections without violation of legal regulations.
By Marko Karačić