EU Observation Mission banned from monitoring vote totalling

The European Union Election Observation Mission has been banned from further monitoring the totaling of results at Mulungushi International Conference Centre.

EU EOM deputy chief observer Thomas Boserup explained that it would be difficult for the mission to declare that electoral process free and fair because they were now relying on ECZ and political parties for information.

“We regret that the international and domestic observers have not been allowed to observe the process. We have not been invited to just observe, not to interfere. Had we been there, it would have been easier for us to say that the election results are being produced in a correct and transparent manner. We are not there so we will have to rely on the information from the ECZ and the political parties. But we do appreciate that the political party agents are there during this process,” said Boserup.

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