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Chief of OAS Observation Mission to Arrive Tomorrow for Elections in Dominican Republic

  May 9, 2016

The Chief of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) to the general elections in the Dominican Republic, former Colombian President Andrés Pastrana, will arrive in Santo Domingo tomorrow to join the team of observers there already at work.

The Mission, composed of 38 international experts and observers that will complete their deployment on Thursday, will carry out a detailed analysis of various aspects of the process such as electoral organization and technology, politico-electoral financing, equity in the political participation of men and women, and media. In addition, the Mission will gather information on the status of the recommendations made by the previous EOM in the country in 2012.

This week the Chief of Mission will hold high level meetings with electoral and governmental authorities, political parties, members of civil society and the diplomatic corps accredited in the country. On election day, the Mission will deploy observers to voting centers to witness the process.

The OAS has observed 16 elections in the Dominican Republic since 1962.

Reference: E-055/16