Both preliminary and final results need to be announced in a timely and unambiguous manner if the electoral process is to be credible. Any complaints and appeals affecting any stage of the electoral cycle, including the election results, should be handled and/or adjudicated with due diligence and impartiality.

European Commission for Democracy Through Law (Venice Commission):

  • The Venice Commission has issued a report on the resolution of election disputes.

Parliamentary Assembly – Election Observation and Interparliamentary Co-operation Division:

  • The Assembly produces extensive reports for each electoral observation mission. The Assembly’s Monitoring Committee follows up on problems as part of the monitoring process.

Congress – Observation of Local and Regional Elections:

  • Election observation reports including recommendations approved by the Monitoring Committee and adopted at Congress plenary sessions The Congress follows up recurring and transversal thematic issues and post-electoral dialogue.