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OAS Electoral Observation Mission to Honduras is Installed in the Country with Arrival of Advance Technical Team

  October 30, 2017

The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/MOE) to the November 26 general elections in Honduras was officially installed today in the country with the arrival of an advance technical team.

The team, led by the Deputy Chief of Mission, Gerardo Sánchez, includes specialists in organization and electoral technology. During their visit to the country, the technicians will observe the preparation of the electoral material, the progress in the training and the delivery of credentials to the members of the polling stations, as well as aspects related to the transmission system and release of results.

During the week of November 6, members of the mobile group will arrive and visit the different departments of the country.

On November 21, the Chief of Mission, former President of Bolivia Jorge "Tuto" Quiroga, will arrive with the former Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom, as Special Advisor to the EOM. The former presidents will hold meetings with various actors to learn firsthand about the electoral process.

The Mission will be composed of 81 people, including regional coordinators, international observers and experts in electoral organization, electoral technology, political financing, gender, voting abroad and electoral justice.

Press Contact: Mónica Reyes (MReyes@oas.org)

Reference: E-078/17