At the invitation of the Government of Sudan, the European Union established a mission to observe the executive and legislative elections there from 11 to 15 April 2010.
Véronique De Keyser, a Belgian Member of the European Parliament, was Chief Observer. The team reported confusion, deficiencies in the electoral framework and during the campaign, instances of violence in the South and a lack of transparency.
The observers were deployed throughout the country. They met government and electoral officials, candidates and political parties, civil society representatives and the media.