KYIV, 26 October 2012 – The international observers monitoring the parliamentary elections in Ukraine will present their preliminary post-election statement at a news conference on Monday, 29 October, in Kyiv.
The mission is a joint undertaking of 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), the European Parliament (EP) and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA).
The statement will be delivered by Walburga Habsburg Douglas, the Special Co-ordinator to lead the short-term OSCE observer mission and Head of the OSCE PA delegation, followed by Andreas Gross, the Head of the PACE delegation, Assen Agov, the Head of the NATO PA delegation, Pawel Kowal, the Head of the EP delegation, and Audrey Glover, the Head of the OSCE/ODIHR long-term election observation mission.
The International Election Observation Mission comprises more than 800 observers from 42 countries, including 625 long-term and short-term observers deployed by the OSCE/ODIHR, as well as 100 parliamentarians and staff from the OSCE PA, 40 from PACE, 19 from the NATO PA, and 36 from the EP.
Journalists are invited to attend the news conference on Monday, 29 October, at 14:30, at Teacher’s House, Volodymyrska vulytsa 57, Kyiv.
Live stream of the press conference will be available at www.oscepa.org or http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ukraine-eom
For further information contact:
Neil Simon, OSCE PA, +38 095 931 16 21 or +45 60 10 83 80, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Rymer, OSCE/ODIHR, +38 050 388 85 71 or +48 609 522 266, email@example.com
Angus MacDonald, PACE, +38 097 259 97 13 or +33 6 30 49 68 20, firstname.lastname@example.org
Agnese Krivade, EP, +38 066 521 48 11, email@example.com
Svitlana Svetova, NATO PA, +38 095 931 01 46