08/10/2014 PACE to observe general elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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A 30-member delegation of the Parliamentary Meeting of the Council of Europe (PACE), led by Tiny Kox (Netherlands, UEL), shall be in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 9 to 13 October to watch the holding of the overall elections, alongside observers from the OSCE Parliamentary Meeting and the OSCE’s Workplace for Democratic Establishments and Human Rights (ODIHR).

The delegation will meet numerous political events, the Central Election Fee, civil society and media representatives earlier than observing the poll on 12 October.

A PACE pre-electoral delegation, visiting Sarajevo and Banja Luka from 17 to 19 September, famous with satisfaction that “all political stakeholders expressed real confidence within the Central Election Fee’s work”. However, the delegation referred to as on the Central Election Fee, major political stakeholders and related state our bodies “to guarantee the impartial work of all polling station commissions and to take applicable measures to keep away from any manipulations”.

The delegation additionally expressed nice concern that the authorities did not amend the constitutional and authorized framework to take away ethnicity and residency-based discrimination with regard to the suitable to face for elections to the Presidency and Home of Peoples. In consequence, the 12 October basic election will as soon as once more be held in violation of the European Conference on Human Rights.

Preliminary conclusions can be introduced at a joint press convention on Monday, 13 October, at 14:00, within the Banja Luka Room of the Bristol Lodge, Fra Filipa Lastrica 2, Sarajevo 71000.

Contact: PACE Communication Division - Tel: +33(zero)three 88 41 31 93 ; pace.com@coe.int