A delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) led by Doris Fiala (Switzerland, ALDE), will travel to Bulgaria from 3 to 6 October to observe the conduct of the early parliamentary elections, alongside observers from the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).
The delegation will meet, in particular, the Chairperson and members of the Central Electoral Commission, leaders and representatives of the main political parties and coalitions, and NGOs, before observing the ballot on 5 October.
A member of the Venice Commission – the Council of Europe's group of independent legal experts – will provide legal support during the visit.
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A press conference is scheduled on Monday 6 October at 1 pm at the Sheraton Hotel (5, Sveta Nedelya Square, Sofia).