Press Releases

The latest news, press statements, readouts and media advisories from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.
COPENHAGEN, 15 February 2010 -- The head of the OSCE short-term election observers during the recent Ukraine presidential election, Joao Soares, has no information or evidence of any fraud in the election. “We have no such information and the OSCE mission, with more than 500 OSCE observers, has no video reports showing election fraud, said Mr. Soares, the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and Special Co-ordinator of the OSCE short

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VIENNA, 15 February 2010 – Nearly 50 parliamentarians participated in the special debate on the situation in Afghanistan during the second day of the OSCE PA’s ninth Winter Meeting held in Vienna on 18-19 February. The debate was introduced by OSCE PA Vice-President and Head of the Kazakh Delegation Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, and Michel Voisin who serves as the Assembly’s Special Representative on Afghanistan and as head of France’s delegation to

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KYIV Post By John Marone 12 February 2010 Victor Yanukovych, the man accused of trying to steal Ukraine's presidency in 2004, is now being roundly recognized as the country's next president, following his slim victory over Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in the Feb. 7 runoff. By everyone except Tymoshenko, that is. Tymoshenko's team has vowed to continue challenging the vote results, alleging large-scale election fraud and demanding a recount

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THE WASHINGTON POST 9 February 2010 By Philip P. Pan International monitors on Monday described Ukraine's presidential election as free and fair, putting pressure on Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to concede defeat despite a tight vote count and charges of irregularities. Tymoshenko, the heroine of Ukraine's Orange Revolution, canceled a news conference and appeared to be mulling a court challenge as opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych held on

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President Joao Soares speaks to reporters after the press conference. KYIV, 8 February 2010 – Ukraine’s run-off presidential election confirmed the international election observation mission’s assessment that the electoral process met most OSCE and Council of Europe commitments. In a statement issued today, the observers noted that the election consolidated progress achieved since 2004. But they also concluded that the lack of mutual trust

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EURONEWS 8 February 2010 There is growing pressure on Yulia Tymoshenko to concede defeat. Supporters of pro-Russian Viktor Yanukovich are celebrating his victory as Ukraine's new president. This even though the final results have not yet been announced after Sunday's run-off ballot. But election commission officials say there is no chance of changing the score: Yanukovich will stay ahead by at least two percentage points. This is a spectacular

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