YEREVAN, 4 May 2012 - The international observers monitoring the parliamentary elections in Armenia will present their preliminary post-election statement at a news conference on Monday, 7 May, in Yerevan.
The international observation is a common endeavour involving the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR), the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA), the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and the European Parliament (EP).
The statement will be delivered by Francois-Xavier de Donnea, the Special Co-ordinator to lead the short-term OSCE observer mission and Head of the OSCE PA delegation, followed by Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, the Head of the PACE delegation, Krzysztof Lisek, Head of the EP delegation, and by Radmila Šekerinska, the Head of the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission.
This common endeavour comprises some 350 observers from 42 countries, including 41 long-term observers and experts from the OSCE/ODIHR, some 200 short-term observers seconded by participating States upon request by the OSCE/ODIHR, as well as 60 parliamentarians and staff from the OSCE PA, 25 from PACE, and ten from the EP.
Journalists are invited to attend the news conference on Monday, 7 May, at 14:00 in the SIS Hall of the Marriott Hotel, 1 Amyrian St., Yerevan.
Live stream of the press conference will be available at www.ustream.tv/channel/armeniaeom
For further information contact:
Thomas Rymer, OSCE/ODIHR, +374 96 698024 or +48 609522266, firstname.lastname@example.org
Neil Simon, OSCE PA, +374 96 245 623 or +45 60108330, email@example.com
Bogdan Torcatoriu, PACE, +374 98 355287 or +33 388 41 32 82, firstname.lastname@example.org
Emilia Gallego Perona, EP, +374 96 697903 or +32 4989 81364, email@example.com