An 18-member delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), led by Alfred Heer (Switzerland, ALDE), will observe the conduct of the parliamentary elections in Bulgaria, alongside observers from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).
The delegation will have remote meetings, in particular, with leaders and representatives of political parties and coalitions, the Chairperson of the Central Election Commission, as well as with representatives of civil society and the media, before travelling to Bulgaria for observing the ballot on 4 April.
A member of the Venice Commission – the Council of Europe's group of independent legal experts – will provide legal support during the visit.
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A joint press conference is scheduled in Sofia on Monday 5 April (place and time to be confirmed).