Saturday, June 4, 2011

EU Submits Election Report

Daily Champion
2 June 2011

EU Submits Election Report
THE European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) on Tuesday in Abuja submitted its report of the 2011 general elections to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Mr. Alojz Peterle, leader of the delegation, said that the just concluded elections had laid a foundation for successful elections in the future. He said the country's 2011 election marked remarkable improvements on the previous ones.

"Overall, the 2011 elections marked remarkable improvements than all other elections in Nigeria," Peterle said, adding that the report contained 50 recommendations related to areas they thought the electoral process should be improved upon.

In his highlights of the recommendations, Peterle said that the role of INEC should be respected in the legal framework. "More attention should be paid to voter registration, political parties, media and greater involvement of women in the process," he noted.

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