A five-member delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), headed by Stefan Schennach (Austria, SOC), is to make a pre-electoral visit to the Republic of Moldova on 9-11 June 2021 to assess the election preparations and campaign ahead of the 11th July parliamentary elections.
In Chisinau, the delegation is due to meet the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of Parliament, as well as the leaders or representatives of parliamentary and extra-parliamentary political parties.
They will also meet the Chair and members of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC), the head of the National Integrity Agency and the Chair of the Audio-visual Council, as well as a number of NGOs involved in election observation, media representatives, and the head of the OSCE/ODIHR election observation mission.
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 11th July.