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Russian Federation - Presidential elections - Legal assistance to the observation mission of the PACE

03/03/2012 - 05/03/2012

Moscow - At the request of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the Venice Commission ensures legal assistance to the Election Observation Mission of the Assembly in the context of the presidential elections of 4 March 2012.

A 28-member delegation of the PACE, headed by Tiny Kox (Netherlands, UEL), will visit the Russian Federation from 1 to 5 March to observe the conduct of the presidential election, alongside observers from the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE.

The delegation is due to meet the candidates in the election or their representatives, the Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission Vladimir Churov, civil society and media representatives, before observing the ballot on 4 March.
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