YEREVAN, 15 February 2013 - The international election observation mission monitoring the presidential elections in Armenia will present its preliminary post-election statement at a news conference on Tuesday, 19 February, in Yerevan.
The international observation mission is a common endeavour involving the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR), the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and the European Parliament (EP).
The statement will be delivered by Karin Woldseth, the Head of the PACE delegation, Milan Cabrnoch, the Head of the EP delegation, and Ambassador Heidi Tagliavini, the Head of the OSCE/ODIHR election observation mission.
This common endeavour comprises some 290 observers from 38 countries, including 40 long-term observers and experts from the OSCE/ODIHR and some 200 short-term observers seconded by participating States upon a request by the OSCE/ODIHR, as well as 24 parliamentarians and staff from PACE and 10 from the EP.
Journalists are invited to attend the news conference on Tuesday, 19 February, at 15:00 in the Tigran Mets Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel, 1 Amyrian St., Yerevan.
Live stream of the press conference is available at www.osce.org or at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/armenia-eom-press-conference
For further information contact:
Thomas Rymer, OSCE/ODIHR, +374 96 71 84 55 or +48 609 522 266, email@example.com
Bas Klein, PACE, +374 94 18 88 43 or +33 608 355 455, firstname.lastname@example.org
Emilia Gallego Perona, EP, +374 98 83 09 52 or +32 498 98 13 64 email@example.com