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BELARUS – Early parliamentary elections - Legal assistance to PACE election observation delegation

17/11/2019

Minsk - A delegation of the Venice Commission accompanied the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) election observation delegation to advise on the legal framework of the of the early parliamentary elections held on 17 November 2019 in Belarus.

The delegation observed the opening, voting and counting processes of the elections.

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