International observers to hold press conference in Sarajevo on Monday

SARAJEVO, 1 October 2010 - The International Election Observation Mission for the general elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina will present its preliminary post-election statement at a news conference on Monday, 4 October, in Sarajevo.

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), and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA).

The preliminary statement will be delivered by Roberto Battelli, appointed as Special Co-ordinator to lead the short-term OSCE observer mission and Head of the OSCE PA delegation, followed by Tiny Kox, Head of the PACE delegation, Wladyslaw Sidorowicz, Head of the NATO PA delegation, and Daan Everts, Head of the OSCE/ODIHR long-term election observation mission.

The International Election Observation Mission comprises a total of 344 observers from 40 countries, including 272 long-term and short-term observers deployed by the OSCE/ODIHR, as well as 40 parliamentarians and staff from the OSCE PA, 27 from the PACE and 5 from the NATO PA.

Journalists are invited to attend the news conference at 13:00 on Monday, 4 October at Hotel Holiday Inn, Sarajevo.



Nat Parry

Head of Communications and Press

Office: +45 33 37 80 55
Mobile: +45 60 10 81 77
Email: [email protected]

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