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Norwegian MP leads OSCE mission. The parliamentarian will serve as Head of the Parliamentary Assembly Delegation for the upcoming elections in Tajikistan, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe says. This short-term OSCE observer mission for the 1st March vote will include almost 50 MPs from 23 OSCE participating States. Mr Bekkevold has observed elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, the US, Ukraine, and twice in Kazakhstan, and is serving his second four-year term as incumbent head of the Norwegian Parliament’s delegation to the OSCE PA (Parliamentary Assembly).

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Norwegian MP leads OSCE mission

Published on Tuesday, 10th February, 2015 at 12:49 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

The parliamentarian will serve as Head of the Parliamentary Assembly Delegation for the upcoming elections in Tajikistan, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe says.

Geir Jørgen Bekkevold MP (KrF)
Geir Jørgen Bekkevold MP (KrF)
Photo: Norwegian Parliament


This short-term OSCE observer mission for the 1st March vote will include almost 50 MPs from 23 OSCE participating States.

Mr Bekkevold has observed elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, the US, Ukraine, and twice in Kazakhstan, and is serving his second four-year term as incumbent head of the Norwegian Parliament’s delegation to the OSCE PA (Parliamentary Assembly).

He is also the Christian Democratic Party’s (KrF) senior man on Norway’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on Family and Cultural Affairs for the current 2013-17 term – also his second.

The KrF MP has also served two other Standing Committees - Local Government and Public Administration, and Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs.

Regarding the elections in Tajikistan, OSCE parliamentary observers will deploy to polling stations across the country.

They will work closely with long-term observers from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR) and in co-ordination with colleagues from the European Parliament (EP), according to the Organisation.

The Parliamentary Assembly also observed the parliamentary elections in Tajikistan in 2010, and the Presidential elections in 2006 and 2013.

Over 5,000 OSCE parliamentarians and staff have observed nearly 150 different elections in more than 30 countries since 1993.



Published on Tuesday, 10th February, 2015 at 12:49 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: tajikistan, parliament, norway, elections, osce.





  
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