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Chief of OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Peru arrives to Lima

  September 30, 2014

The Chief of the Organization of American States Electoral Observation Mission (OAS/EOM), the politician and lawyer Sergio Abreu, arrived this morning to Lima to lead a group of 35 people who will observe the October 5 regional and municipal elections in 16 departments of the country and the Province of Callao.

The Mission, which arrived to Peru on September 23, has already deployed observers to 8 departments of the country to observe different electoral organization aspects. The Mission comprises experts that will carry out a thorough analysis of the electoral process in terms of electoral organization and technology, campaign financing, equal participation of men and women in the process, electoral security, dispute resolution, and participation of native groups.

During the week, the Chief of Mission, who was appointed by OAS General Secretary José Miguel Insulza, will hold meetings with political leaders, governmental and electoral authorities, members of civil society and representatives of the international community. On Election Day, observers will be present in voting centers across 16 departments of the country from the opening of the ballot boxes until vote counting concludes.

On Monday, the OAS/EOM will present its preliminary conclusions in a press conference and it will afterwards present the final report before the Organization´s Permanent Council in Washington, DC.

For more information, please visit the OAS Website at

Reference: E-405/14