A five-member delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), led by Joseph O'Reilly (Ireland, EPP/CD), will make a pre-electoral visit to Montenegro on 23-24 February to assess the election campaign and political climate prior to the presidential election on 19 March.
The delegation is due to meet candidates to the Presidency, leaders and representatives of the main parliamentary groups, and the delegation of Montenegro to the PACE.
Meetings are also scheduled with the Chairman of the Central Election Commission and representatives of NGOs, the media and the diplomatic community.
The delegation will issue a statement at the end of the visit.
A full delegation will travel to Montenegro to observe the elections on 19 March.