The credibility of the electoral processes requires that preliminary and final results be announced in a timely and unambiguous manner. Any complaints and appeals, which affect multiple stages 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):


PACE, Election Observation and Interparliamentary Cooperation Division:


Congress, Observation of Local and Regional Elections:

  • Election observation reports including recommendations approved by the Monitoring Committee and adopted at Congress Plenary Sessions
  • Followup on recommendations: reports on recurring and transversal thematic issues and post-electoral dialogue