Budapest, 24 February, 2022 - The European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO) has deployed an election observation mission consisting of seven international election experts and 10 long-term observers for the April 3rd parliamentary elections, following official accreditation by the National Election Office of Hungary. On the Election Day, ENEMO will also monitor opening of polling stations, voting, counting and tabulation procedures. We expect to deploy around 200 short-term observers throughout the country.
This is ENEMO’s first International Election Observation Mission in Hungary, and the 39th observation mission in total, since its creation in 2001.
By observing the 2022 parliamentary elections in Hungary, ENEMO aims to increase its transparency, integrity, and credibility. ENEMO will provide the public with the information about its findings and conclusions regarding the conduct of elections and its compatibility with international standards and respective domestic legislation. Accordingly, ENEMO’s IEOM will contribute to increasing public trust towards the electoral results.
During the deployment, the mission will monitor all aspects of elections, including the political environment and pre-election campaign, registration of election contestants and voters, media environment, decisions and activities of election management bodies, campaign funding, election dispute resolution and other issues related with the elections.
In order to receive comprehensive and accurate information, ENEMO’s mission will conduct meetings with all relevant local and international stakeholders. This comprises election management bodies, political parties and candidates, state authorities, representatives of civil society organizations and media, foreign embassies, international organizations, etc.
Based on the carried out observation and conducted meetings, ENEMO’s IEOM will issue an Interim Report in the mid of March, a Statement of Preliminary Findings after the Election Day and a Final Report two month after the official announcement of election results. Besides assessment of the election process and its compatibility with established international and local standards, the Final Report will also contain recommendations for the improvement of legislative framework and practice.
ENEMO’s International Election Observation Mission for parliamentary elections in Hungary is financially supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).
ENEMO is an international nongovernmental organization representing a network of 21 national nongovernmental civic organizations from 17 countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, including two European Union countries. ENEMO has endorsed the 2005 Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation and the Declaration of Global Principles for Nonpartisan Election Observation and Monitoring by Citizen Organizations. More information can be found on our official website: www.enemo.eu
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Press release in Hungarian is available here: HU_ENEMOPressreleaseMissionAnnouncement.pdf