A six-member delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), headed by Claude Kern (France, ALDE), is to make a pre-electoral visit to the Republic of Moldova on 29-30 January 2019 to assess the election campaign and political climate ahead of the 24 February parliamentary elections.
In Chisinau, the delegation is due to meet the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister and the leaders of the parliamentary and extra-parliamentary parties. Talks are also scheduled with the Chairperson of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC), the National Integrity Agency, the Chairperson of the Audiovisual Coordinating Council, as well as with representatives of the media, NGOs and the international community.
The delegation is due to publish a statement at the end of its visit. A full delegation will travel to the Republic of Moldova to observe the elections on 24 February.
Members of the pre-electoral delegation:
Claude Kern (France, ALDE), Head of Delegation
Elisabeth Schneider-Schneiter (Switzerland, EPP/CD)
Stefan Schennach (Austria, SOC)
Christian Langballe (Denmark, EC)
PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Moldova:
Egidijus Vareikis (Lithuania, EPP/CD)
Maryvonne Blondin (France, SOC)