PA OSCE 65-member mission to observe Armenian parliamentary election
( PanARMENIAN ) - Around 65 members of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) will serve as election observers at the 12 May parliamentary election in Armenia.
Headed by Swedish Parliamentarian, Ms.Tone Tingsgaard, a Vice President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and an experienced election observer, the 65 parliamentarians come from many of the 56 OSCE member States, including Italy, Portugal, Spain, Russia, Poland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, France, and Austria.
They will be part of a larger group of international election observers from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament as well as from OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).
The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly has a long experience in election monitoring. Since 1993, over 2,000 members of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly have participated as election observers in over 75 elections over the entire OSCE region.
A formal statement from the international election observers will be issued on Sunday, 13 May, the day after the election.