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Electoral processes: Preventing and responding to the misuse of administrative resources - Conference

02/12/2019 - 03/12/2019

Tbilisi - The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and The Venice Commission held a Regional Parliamentary Conference on “Preventing and responding to the misuse of administrative resources during electoral processes: the role of national parliaments”. The event was hosted by the Parliament of Georgia.

This conference was organised for parliamentarians and central election commissions from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine as part of the project financed by voluntary contributions to the Action Plans for Georgia and Ukraine.

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