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Ukraine local elections 'generally respected the democratic process'

Ukraine's local elections "generally respected the democratic process, but additional efforts are needed to enhance public confidence," international observers said in a statement today.

A 13-member PACE delegation participated in the observation mission, led by Gudrun Mosler-Törnström (Austria, SOC), Vice-President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, and consisting of 57 observers from 25 Council of Europe member countries.

It included members of the Congress, the EU Committee of the Regions and the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly.