131017 parliamentary briefings bishkekOSCE Special Co-ordinator Azay Guliyev opens briefings with parliamentary colleagues in Bishkek, 13 Oct. 2017BISHKEK, 14 October 2017 - The international observers monitoring the presidential election in Kyrgyzstan will present their preliminary post-election statement at a news conference on Monday, 16 October in Bishkek.

The international observation mission is a common endeavour involving the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (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 Azay Guliyev, Special Co-ordinator and Leader of the short-term OSCE observer mission, followed by Doris Fiala, Head of the PACE delegation, Artur Gerasymov, Head of the OSCE PA delegation, Laima Andrikienė, Head of the EP delegation, and Ambassador Alexandre Keltchewsky, Head of the OSCE/ODIHR long-term election observation mission.

The International Election Observation Mission comprises some 370 observers from 43 countries, including 295 long-term and short-term observers deployed by the OSCE/ODIHR, 37 parliamentarians and staff from the OSCE PA, 23 from PACE and 11 from the EP.

Live stream of the press conference is available on the OSCE/ODIHR website at http://www.osce.org/odihr/elections/kyrgyzstan/333296, and on the OSCE PA homepage at www.oscepa.org.

Journalists are invited to attend the press conference at 14:30, Monday, 16 October, in the Shayr Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bishkek.

For further information contact:

Thomas Rymer, OSCE/ODIHR, +996 770 858 560 or +48 609 522 266, [email protected]  

Nat Parry, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, +996 777 359 251 or +45 60 10 81 77, [email protected] 

Chemavon Chahbazian, PACE, +996 779 359 172 or +33 6 50 68 76 55, [email protected] 

Timothy Boden, EP, at +996 777 052 338 or +32 473 844 431, [email protected]