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ARMENIA – Early Parliamentary Elections – Legal assistance to the PACE observation mission

08/12/2018 - 09/12/2018

Yerevan - A delegation of the Venice Commission accompanied the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) election observation delegation to advise on the legal framework of the early parliamentary elections of 9 December 2018 in Armenia.

The delegation observed the opening, voting and counting processes of the parliamentary elections.

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