A 25-member delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), led by Jean-Claude Mignon (France, EPP/CD), will travel to the Republic of Moldova from 28 November to 1 December to observe the conduct of the parliamentary elections, alongside observers from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the European Parliament, and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).
The delegation will meet, in particular, leaders and representatives of political parties running in the election, the Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission, and representatives of NGOs and the media, before observing the voting on 30 November.
A member of the Venice Commission – the Council of Europe's group of independent legal experts – will provide legal support during the visit.
In a declaration dated 7 November, the PACE pre-electoral delegation invited the authorities “to take speedy and efficient measures to ensure the conditions are in place for all Moldovans to express their will freely during the campaign and on election day”.
A joint press conference is scheduled on Monday 1 December (place and time to be confirmed).
PACE Communication Division, tel. +33 3 88 41 31 93
Council of Europe Office in Chisinau:
tel. +373 22 202 304 or / +373 22 888 899
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