Following an invitation from the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cyprus to the OSCE to observe the 17 February 2013 presidential election, the OSCE/ODIHR deployed a Needs Assessment Mission (NAM). Based on its findings, the NAM did not recommend an election-related activity for this election.
Following an invitation from the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cyprus to observe the 22 May parliamentary elections, ODIHR deployed an Election Assessment Mission.
After the Republic of Cyprus informed OSCE/ODIHR that parliamentary elections will be held on 27 May, ODIHR undertook a Technical Mission to the Republic between 13-16 March. The Technical Mission did not recommend the deployment an election observation mission for these elections.