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Ukraine – Conference on the March 2006 legislative elections

30/10/2006 - 01/11/2006

Kyev - A representative of the Venice Commission took part in the Conference on the March 2006 legislative elections organised by the Central Electoral Commission of Ukraine in co-operation with OSCE mission to Kiev and USAID. Among other issues it was agreed that there was a need to elaborate a single Election Code.

More than 150 participants including parliamentarians, members of the electoral commissions, local authorities, civil servants, representatives of the civil society and delegates from the Electoral management bodies from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Mexico, Poland and the Russian Federation took part in this event.

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