Press Releases

The latest news, press statements, readouts and media advisories from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.
Pia Christmas-Moeller observing the 2008 presidential election in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. COPENHAGEN, 16 February 2010 – The OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Kanat Saudabayev, has appointed OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Vice President Pia Christmas-Moeller Special Co-ordinator for observation of the parliamentary elections in Tajikistan on 28 February. She will also lead the Parliamentary Assembly’s

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EARTH TIMES 15 February 2010 Kiev - (DPA) -- A representative of Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said she would take legal action Tuesday to overturn the presidential vote in which her rival Viktor Yanukovych was declared the winner. Tymoshenko intends to sue the Central Election Commission (CEC) for failing to recognize fraud and for falsely declaring former prime minister Viktor Yanukovych the winner in the February 7 poll, her

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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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