The ebook A observação eleitoral internacional e a consolidação da democracia: o papel da União Europeia em África e em Moçambique, by João Sarmento is already online.
According to the CECS researcher, “the bottom line that this research seeks to address lies in the articulation between the conduct of international election observation missions and the consolidation of democracy, with a special focus on Africa and in particular on Mozambique. The general objective of examining the role of international electoral observation missions in the consolidation of democracy and the rule of law”.
To Ana Gomes, Portuguese ambassador and author of the preface, “there is no democracy without elections, but democracy does not end in elections. For elections are worth nothing if those who assume power do not feel bound to respect, and to enforce, human rights and the rule of law, without which democracy is not really practiced”.