A presidential election will be held in Kyrgyzstan on 10 January. Four Swedish MPs are included in an international delegation to observe the election.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the OSCE, is an organisation for security policy dialogue and cooperation in Europe. One of its important tasks is to monitor parliamentary and presidential elections in different countries.
By being on location in selected parts of the country on election day, the task of the observers is to monitor that the election is open and that it is managed correctly. The members of parliament observe the actual election, the sealing of the ballot papers and the counting of the votes.
Around 40 members of parliament from 13 of the members states of the OSCE will be participating in the observation of the election in Kyrgyzstan. The following members of parliament from Sweden are among them:
The Swedish MPs will monitor the election in and around the capital city, Bishkek.
The election monitoring is arranged by the OSCE, via its Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). The ODIHR will have its observers in the country during a period both before and after the election.
Press conference on 11 January
On 11 January, a press conference will be held in Bishkek, where a preliminary statement on the election is to be issued. The statement will be published on the website of the Parliamentary Assembly.
Contacts for media representatives
Fredrik Svensson, International Senior Advisor, International Department of the Riksdag, telephone: +46 73 096 64 67, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simona de Ciutiis, International Adviser, International Department of the Riksdag, telephone: +46 72 249 60 07, email: email@example.com.