Mid-Term Congressional Elections, 2 November 2010
In response to an invitation from the ambassador of the United States to the OSCE, and based on the recommendation of a needs assessment mission that was carried out on 23-27 May, ODIHR deployed an election assessment mission on 11 October for the mid-term congressional elections on 2 November.
The mission, led by Miklos Haraszti of Hungary, included 12 experts from 12 OSCE participating States.
According to the mission's final report: "The mid-term congressional elections were administered in a professional manner and generally enjoyed the confidence of election stakeholders, despite some reoccurring deficiencies in the electoral framework. Many of these shortcomings are consequences of a highly decentralized and complex system of conducting federal elections."