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PACE to observe the parliamentary elections in Armenia

Strasbourg, 27.04.2012 – A 24-member delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), led by Baroness Nicholson (United Kingdom, ALDE), will travel to Armenia from 4 to 7 May to observe the parliamentary elections alongside observers from the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE, the European Parliament and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE.

The delegation will meet the representatives of political parties running in the elections, the Central Electoral Commission and representatives of NGOs and the media, before being deployed around the country to observe the ballot on 6 May.

An expert from the Venice Commission – the Council of Europe's group of independent legal experts – will provide legal support during the visit.

A PACE pre-electoral delegation visited Erevan on 11 and 12 April.

A joint press conference is scheduled on Monday 7 May (time and place to be confirmed).

PACE contact: Bogdan Torcatoriu, Interparliamentary co-operation and election observation
tel. + 374 (0)98 355 387