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149 EU election observers expected at polling stations

Monday October 19 2015

EU long term observers

EU long term observers 

By Syriacus Buguzi

Dar es Salaam. The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) is set to deploy  140 election observers to all polling stations on Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar, officials said on Sunday.

 Deputy Chief Observer, Ms Tania Marques said a core team of 10 election analysts arrived in Dar es Salaam and on the Zanzibar Island since early September and will remain in the country as long-term observers until early November.

"Long-term observers have been following up the election preparations and the campaigns,’’ said Ms Marques.

More delegates arrived yesterday in Dar es Salaam and will be deployed tomorrow in the rural and urban areas across the country. 

The observers will also follow the tabulation of results, which is a crucial part of the European Union Mission’s overall assessment of the electoral process, officials said.

Before their deployment, short-term observers will attend a comprehensive briefing on the electoral procedures, the legal framework for the elections and the political temperature.