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Presidential election in Azerbaijan: joint statement by PACE and EP delegations

10/10/2013 | Election observation

Election observation delegations of PACE and the European Parliament today released a joint statement on the Presidential election held on 9 October. The 32-member PACE delegation was headed by Robert Walter (United Kingdom, EDG).

PACE to observe the presidential election in Azerbaijan

30/09/2013 | Election observation

A 32-member PACE delegation, headed by Robert Walter, will visit Azerbaijan from 7-10 October 2013 to observe the presidential election alongside observers from the EP, the OSCE’s Assembly and the OSCE/ODIHR.

Statement by the PACE pre-electoral delegation visiting Georgia

25/09/2013 | Election observation

The pre-electoral delegation, ending a two-day visit to Georgia, noted that there was currently a more open, and equally competitive, electoral environment compared to other recent elections.

Pre-electoral visit to Georgia

19/09/2013 | Election observation

A six-member PACE delegation, led by Meritxell Mateu Pi, will carry out a pre-election mission to Georgia to assess the electoral framework and campaign prior to the presidential election on 27 October.

Azerbaijan: statement by the pre-electoral delegation

13/09/2013 | Election observation

The pre-electoral delegation has noted the willingness of the authorities to put to broad international scrutiny the vote in October’s Presidential election, but many recommendations made in PACE reports have not been implemented.

PACE delegation makes pre-electoral visit to Azerbaijan

09/09/2013 | Election observation

A seven-member delegation led by Robert Walter will carry out a pre-electoral visit to Baku on 11-13 September to assess the electoral framework and campaign prior to the presidential election on 9 October.

Albania’s elections active and competitive, but mistrust between political forces tainted the environment...

24/06/2013 | Election observation

Albania’s parliamentary elections on 23 June were competitive, with active citizen participation throughout the campaign and genuine respect for fundamental freedoms. However, the atmosphere of mistrust between the two main political forces tainted the electoral environment and challenged the administration of the entire electoral process, international observers said in a statement today.

Joint statement from heads of delegations observing the Albanian parliamentary elections

21/06/2013 | Election observation

The heads of the parliamentary delegations of the Council of Europe and the OSCE, together with the Special Co-ordinator and leader of the short-term OSCE election observer mission, observing the 23 June parliamentary elections in Albania have jointly called on all political leaders to use the remaining days to engage in a constructive process to ensure that the elections can proceed unhindered.

PACE to observe the parliamentary elections in Albania

19/06/2013 | Election observation

A 20-member PACE delegation, headed by Luca Volontè (Italy, EPP/CD), will travel to Albania from 21 to 24 June to observe the parliamentary elections alongside observers from the OSCE’s Parliamentary Assembly and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR).

Albania needs 23 June elections to meet Council of Europe standards, says PACE pre-electoral delegation

11/06/2013 | Election observation

“Albania needs the 23 June elections to meet Council of Europe standards, in order to confirm its genuine commitment to democracy, respect for the rule of law and protection of human rights,” concluded a five-member pre-electoral delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), led by Luca Volontè (Italy, EPP/CD), in a statement issued at the end of a two-day visit to Tirana (10-11 June 2013).

PACE delegation makes pre-electoral visit to Albania

05/06/2013 | Election observation

A five-member PACE delegation led by Luca Volontè (Italy, EPP/CD) will carry out a pre-electoral mission to Albania on 10-11 June 2013, to assess the electoral framework and campaign prior to the parliamentary elections to be held in the country on 23 June. In Tirana, the delegation is due to meet the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the Parliament, the Minister of Interior and the Albanian delegation to PACE.

Bulgaria’s elections competitive and well run, but trust in process is lacking, international observers say

13/05/2013 | Election observation

Bulgaria’s early parliamentary elections on 12 May were held in a competitive environment, fundamental freedoms were respected, and the administration of elections was well managed, although the campaign was overshadowed by a number of incidents that diminished trust in state institutions and the process was negatively affected by pervasive allegations of vote-buying, international observers said in a statement today.