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PACE to observe the presidential election in Montenegro

A 20-member delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), led by Joseph O'Reilly (Ireland, EPP/CD), will travel to Montenegro from 17 to 20 March to observe the conduct of the presidential election on 19 March, alongside observers from the European Parliament and the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).

The delegation will meet candidates (or their representatives) competing in the elections, the Chairman and members of the Central Election Commission, as well as representatives of civil society and the media, before observing the ballot on 19 March.

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 on Monday 20 March at 2.30 pm at the Hotel Ramada by Wyndham Podgorica, located on 74 Bulevar Save Kovačevića in Podgorica (Lesendro conference room, 5th floor).