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IRI Long-Term Observers to Monitor Tunisia’s Pre-Election Preparations

August 29, 2014

Tunis, Tunisia – As Tunisia prepares for its parliamentary and presidential elections to be held in October and November IRI has deployed long-term observers to monitor and report on the pre-electoral environment and election preparations in all 24 governorates of Tunisia.

IRI’s long term observers from seven different countries will take part in briefings and meetings with election stakeholders around Tunis from August 29-31, before deploying to various locations around the country for the duration of the elections. 

Lauren Seaman of the United States, serves as observation mission coordinator and long-term observers are:

  • Djeri Akpo of Togo
  • Mohammed Allahham of Jordan
  • Younes Alhammadi of Morocco
  • Serena Alborghetti of Italy
  • Jamal Boubouch of Morocco
  • Fernanda Damaso of Portugal
  • Ludivine Estienne of France
  • Indiana Falaise of France
  • Marguerite Garcia of France
  • Sameh Ibrahim of Egypt

Building on IRI’s observation of the voter registration period, long-term observers will meet regularly with election commission officials, political party operatives, civic organizations involved in the elections, domestic and international journalists, security personnel and other stakeholders.  IRI’s long-term observation will continue through the legislative elections on October 26, the presidential election on November 23 and the possible run-off anticipated for the end of December 2014.    

IRI’s observation mission for the parliamentary elections is funded by theUnited States Agency for International Development.  The mission to observe the presidential election is funded by the Middle East Partnership Initiative