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PACE delegation makes pre-electoral visit to Ukraine

A six-member delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), headed by Angela Smith (United Kingdom, SOC), will make a pre-electoral visit to Ukraine from 6 to 7 March 2019 to assess the election campaign and the preparations ahead of the 31 March Presidential election.

In Kyiv, the delegation is due to meet presidential candidates as well as the President of the Republic, the Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada, the Minister of Interior and the Head of the Central Electoral Commission. Meetings are also foreseen with representatives of NGOs, the media, other international organisations and the diplomatic corps.

The delegation is expected to publish a statement at the end of its visit.

A full delegation will travel to Ukraine to observe the elections on 31 March.

Members of the delegation:
Angela Smith (United Kingdom, SOC), Head of the delegation
Egidijus Vareikis (Lithuania, EPP/CD)
Lord Simon Russell (United Kingdom, EC)
Emilie Enger Mehl (Norway, ALDE)
Nagif Hamzayev (Azerbaijan, FDG)
Alfred Heer (Switzerland, ALDE), co-rapporteur AS/Mon (ex officio)