Electoral observation and reminders of the Cold War


Observing an electoral process involves following every step and aspect of it and mobilizing thousands of people with ad hoc missions. Rather than the UN, The European Commission and a branch of the OSCE, which follows the rules codified in the Copenhagen Chart and the Declaration of principles for international electoral monitoring adopted by the United Nations, are the most active international organisations, a fact that only increases the wariness of Russia, which fears undue interference.