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MONTENEGRO – forthcoming opinion – online meetings

23/06/2020 - 24/06/2020

In the framework of the preparation of the joint Venice Commission - OSCE/ODIHR opinion on the draft Law on elections of members of the Parliament and councillors of Montenegro, a number of video meetings were held with the authors of the draft law and other representatives of national authorities and stakeholders.

The draft opinion is prepared at the request of the Parliament of Montenegro.

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