At the invitation of the authorities of the Kyrgyz Republic, whose Parliament has Partner for democracy status with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), a 17-member PACE delegation, led by Doris Fiala (Switzerland, ALDE), will travel to the country from 13 to 16 October 2017, to observe the conduct of the presidential election. It will work alongside observers from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the European Parliament and the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).
The delegation will meet the main Presidential candidates, the Chairperson of the Central Commission for Elections and Referenda, as well as representatives of the international community, civil society and the media, before observing the ballot on 15 October.
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A joint press conference is scheduled in Bishkek on Monday 16 October at 2.30 pm, at the Hyatt Hotel. Live streaming