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Venice Commission and OSCE/ODIHR visit Armenia to discuss progress of electoral legislation reform

03/03/2005 - 04/03/2005

Yerevan - Representatives of the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights will pay a joint visit to Yerevan on 3-4 March 2005, in order to discuss progress in the revision of Armenia’s electoral legislation, based on the Joint Recommendations issued by the two organisations in relation to the ongoing electoral reform in Armenia.

The visit is part of the co-operation programme between the Council of Europe and the Armenian authorities, in the framework of Armenia’s monitoring procedure by the Committee of Ministers established after its accession to the Council of Europe, and the follow-up of the OSCE-ODIHR recommendations following the 2003 elections in Armenia.

The aim of the visit is to raise with the Armenian authorities and experts on electoral matters the main points on which Armenia’s electoral legislation and practice have yet to meet Council of Europe standards and OSCE Commitments on democratic elections.
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