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Tunis – 20 November 2014: The International Institute for Peace, Justice and Human Rights (IIPJHR) and the Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) launch their joint observation mission for the Tunisian Presidential Election.

Upon receiving accreditation from the Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE) of Tunisia, 80 observers from 22 countries will deploy for the Election Day on November 23rd. The international joint mission will cover a total of 16 out of 24 governorates assessing all aspects of the electoral process, including polling station opening, voting, and ballot counting procedures.

The mission’s assessment of the electoral process will be conducted in adherence to the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation and the Code of Conduct for International Election Observers, as well as to Tunisia’s laws.  The objectives of the joint observation are to contribute to Tunisia’s transition to democracy, support the Tunisian people’s right to vote, and to facilitate greater transparency of the election.