Second Preliminary Statement – Obstruction and organised violence limited the free expression of the will of the voters, despite efforts by civil society to promote democratic standards
This second preliminary statement of the EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) is delivered before the completion of the entire electoral process.
Critical stages of the state elections remain, including collation of results and adjudication of petitions. The EU EOM is now in a position to comment only on observation undertaken to date, and will later publish a final report, including full analysis and recommendations for electoral reform. The EU EOM may also make additional statements on election-related matters as and when it considers it appropriate.