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OSCE trains election observers in Tajikistan

Tajikistan Materials 19 September 2011 18:07
An equal number of Tajik men and women applied and were selected for international election observation training organized by the OSCE Office in Tajikistan, Dushanbe
OSCE trains election observers in Tajikistan

Azerbaijan , Baku, Sept. 19 /Trend V. Zhavoronkova/

An equal number of Tajik men and women applied and were selected for international election observation training organized by the OSCE Office in Tajikistan, Dushanbe, the OSCE reports.

Thirty short-term election observers are attending a two-day course that started in Dushanbe on Sept. 19.

On successfully completing the training, participants will qualify for nomination to participate in OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) international election observation missions.

The training covers OSCE international standards for elections, observation methodology and principles and procedures for conducting election observation. Special attention will be given to gender aspects of the electoral process, as well as the participation of young people.

During the training, participants will also attend a presentation of reports on political party regulation and legislation as well as women's participation in Tajikistan's political life, organized in Dushanbe by the ODIHR Democratization Department.

"The course is not only to train election observers from Tajikistan but also a means for all of us to share experiences and learn from each other about issues of international and domestic election observation," said Skye Christensen, one of the trainers leading the course.

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