ArmInfo.The International Organization of Francophonie (OIF) will send a mission to monitor the early parliamentary elections in Armenia. This is stated in the message of the OIF, received by ArmInfo.
According to the report, the Secretary General of Francophonie Louise Mushikiwabo, at the invitation of the Armenian authorities, sent an observation mission of the OIF to Yerevan.
"From today until June 22, the delegation will meet with the main participants and institutions involved in the preparation and conduct of the electoral process, as well as with international partners on the spot to assess the organizational conditions for voting. On election day, the delegation will carry out an observation mission at several polling stations. In addition, the mission will collect observations made across the country by the platform of local NGOs with the support of the OIF, "the message says, adding that upon completion of the electoral processes in Armenia, a final report will be prepared, which can formulate recommendations for the consolidation of the electoral system and practice. The observation mission of the OIF will be headed by the Deputy Senator, former Chairman of the Parliament of the French Community of Belgium Wallonia-Brussels, Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the French-speaking Countries Philippe Courard. The delegation will also include Mathias Tankoano, President of the Supreme Communications Council of Burkina Faso, and Myriam Gaume, election expert and mission rapporteur.
It should be reminded that Armenia has been participating in the activities of the OIF since 2004, and since October 2012 it has been a full member of the International Organization of Francophonie. The OIF consists of 88 states and governments: 54 members, 7 associate members and 27 observers. Let us remind that a number of, including international structures, will observe the course of the electoral processes scheduled for June 20 in Armenia. Among the observers are the OSCE / ODIHR mission, OSCE PA, IPA CIS and others.