Press release - 007(2007)

Council of Europe Congress to send pre-electoral mission to Albania

Strasbourg, 08.01.2007 – In the light of the forthcoming local elections in Albania, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe is organising a pre-electoral mission to the country from 10 to 14 January 2007.

The delegation, composed of Congress Vice-President Jean-Claude Frecon (France, SOC, L) and Vice President and President of the Local Authorities’ Chamber Ian Micallef (Malta, EPP/CD, L), accompanied by Jean-Philippe Bozouls of the Congress Secretariat, will meet government officials, parliamentarians, members of the Central Electoral Commission, local elected representatives as well as representatives of political parties, of the international community in Albania and other international observer organisations.

During the visit, the delegation will be at the disposal of all sides involved in the electoral process to ensure that the elections take place.

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