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Ukraine: PACE to participate in the local elections observation mission

20/10/2015 | Election observation

A 13-member PACE delegation will participate, from 22 to 26 October 2015, in the observation mission of the local elections in Ukraine, scheduled for 25 October. It will consist of 57 observers from 25 countries.

Reforms needed to address substantial shortcomings in Belarus

12/10/2015 | Election observation

Belarus needs to reform its legal framework to ensure a thoroughly competitive political environment. This is a key condition for the long-term democratic stability of the country, said Reha Denemeç, Head of the PACE Delegation.

PACE to observe the presidential election in Belarus

09/10/2015 | Election observation

A 10-member delegation led by Reha Denemeç begins a four-day visit to Belarus to observe the conduct of the presidential election, alongside observers from the OSCE-PA and the OSCE-ODIHR.

Turkey: statement by the pre-electoral delegation

07/10/2015 | Election observation

A seven-member cross-party delegation was in Ankara on 5 and 6 October, at the invitation of the Turkish delegation, for a pre-electoral visit ahead of the early parliamentary elections on 1 November;

Elections in Kyrgyzstan were competitive and offered voters a wide range of choice

05/10/2015 | Election observation

“Yesterday, voting was transparent, and voters made their choice freely among a large number of contestants,” said Meritxell Mateu Pi, Head of the PACE Delegation, regarding the parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan.

PACE delegation makes pre-electoral visit to Turkey

02/10/2015 | Election observation

A delegation led by Andreas Gross will carry out a pre-electoral mission to Turkey on 5-6 October, to assess the election campaign and political climate prior to the early parliamentary elections on 1 November.

PACE to observe parliamentary elections in the Kyrgyz Republic

01/10/2015 | Election observation

A 16-member PACE delegation led by Meritxell Mateu Pi will be in the Kyrgyz Republic from 2 to 5 October to observe the conduct of the parliamentary elections, alongside observers from OSCE-PA, OSCE-ODIHR and EP.

Azerbaijan: statement by the pre-electoral delegation

23/09/2015 | Election observation

A PACE pre-electoral delegation visited Baku on 21 and 22 September 2015 to assess the pre-election process and the preparations for the parliamentary elections to be held in Azerbaijan on 1 November 2015.

PACE delegation makes pre-electoral visit to Azerbaijan

18/09/2015 | Election observation

A five-member PACE delegation, led by Jordi Xuclà (Spain, ALDE), will carry out a pre-electoral visit to Baku on 21-22 September, to assess the electoral framework and campaign prior to the parliamentary elections.

Belarus: statement by the PACE pre-electoral delegation

09/09/2015 | Election observation

The delegation was assured by the representatives of the Belarusian authorities, that all necessary measures will be undertaken to guarantee the transparency of the electoral process including during the voting on 11 October.

PACE delegation makes pre-electoral visit to Belarus

04/09/2015 | Election observation

A delegation led by Reha Denemeç will carry out a pre-electoral mission to Belarus on 8-9 September, to assess the election campaign and political climate prior to the presidential election on 11 October.

Improving electoral processes in the Eastern Partnership countries

10/06/2015 | Election observation

Elections are the expression and cornerstone of democracy and they remain a necessary but not sufficient condition for democracy to thrive”, concluded the participants attending the conference on implementation of the right to free elections.