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Kazakhstan - early parliamentary elections - legal support to the ad hoc committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

12/01/2012 - 16/01/2012

Astana - At the request of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the Venice Commission ensured legal assistance to the Ad hoc Committee for the Observation of the early parliamentary elections of 15 January 2012.

A 15-member delegation of the PACE headed by Ms Elsa Papademetriou visited Kazakhstan from 12 to 16 January to observe the conduct of the early parliamentary election, alongside observers from the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE.

The delegation met the political parties both contesting and not contesting the elections, civil society and media representatives, before observing the ballot on 15 January.

This activity was organised in the framework of a joint project of the European Commission and the Council of Europe "Support to the election process in Kazakhstan".
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