A 18-member delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), led by Stefan Schennach (Autriche, SOC), will travel to the Republic of Moldova to observe the conduct of the early parliamentary elections on 11 July, alongside observers from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the European Parliament and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).
The delegation will meet representatives of political parties, the President of the Central Election Commission, as well as representatives of civil society and the media, before observing the ballot on 11 July.
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 Chisinau on Monday 12 July at 3.30 pm (place to be confirmed).