Press release - CG019(2012)

Council of Europe Congress on observation mission of partial local elections in Armenia

Strasbourg, 6 September 2012 - A delegation of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, headed by Henry FERAL, France, (L, EPP/CD) – including members of the EU Committee of the Regions – will carry out an observation mission of partial local elections in Armenia from 7 to 9 September 2012. A larger delegation will be deployed in the country from 20 to 24 September to observe the elections in other municipalities.

On 7 and 8 September, briefings are planned, in particular, in Yerevan, with Mr Armen GEVORGYAN, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Territorial Administration, Mr Tigran MUKUCHYAN Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission of Armenia, and Mr Emin YERITSYAN, President of the Communities Association of Armenia.

The delegation will also meet with representatives of the diplomatic corps, the EU delegation, and the OSCE Office in Armenia. In addition, meetings are planned with the political groups of the Armenian Parliament, representatives of civil society, NGOs and the media.

Members of the delegation:

Congress

Henry FERAL, France (L,EPP/CD), Head of delegation/Rapporteur

Ludmila SFIRLOAGA, Romania (R,SOC)

Irmeli HENTTONEN, Finland (L,ILDG)

EU-Committee of the Regions

Brian Meaney, Ireland, EA


Contact on the spot:

Council of Europe Office in Armenia,

Tel: +374 10 54 63 22 / +374 10 54 63 26

Communication Unit of the Congress
of Local and Regional Authorities
Tel: +33 (0)3 90 21 49 36
Fax:+33 (0)3 88 41 27 51
congress.com@coe.int
www.coe.int/congress



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