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The OAS to Observe General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

  November 30, 2015

The Organization of American States (OAS) will send an Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) to the general elections in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on December 9, according to the agreement signed today by representatives of the Organization and the Caribbean country.

The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, recalled that the Mission will be the 14th deployed in 2015 to various countries of the hemisphere. He noted that the Mission will focus on issues of electoral organization and gender equality, and respect for conditions of equality and transparency in the electoral competition.

For his part, the Interim Representative of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the OAS, Omari Seitu Williams, recalled the significance of the presence of an Electoral Observation Mission for his country. This will be the fifth Mission that the OAS has deployed to the Caribbean country, after the general elections of 2001, 2005 and 2010 and the 2009 Referendum on Constitutional reform.

The Mission in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines will be led by the Chief of Staff of the Secretary General, Ambassador Jacinth Henry-Martin, and will include observers from different nationalities who will be deployed in all 15 constituencies of the country before, during and after the electoral process.

Reference: E-346/15