At the opening of its winter session, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) re-elected on January 21 Jean-Claude Mignon as its President.
Mr Mignon is hopeful that the Armenian authorities will do everything possible to conduct the upcoming presidential election in the healthy atmosphere. During his speech in Strasbourg, the PACE President said the shortcomings recorded by the PACE observation mission should be addressed before the election day [February 18].
The international observers have expressed their concerns over the inaccuracies in the electoral register, saying an accurate check-list is a prerequisite for holding proper elections. The delegation is disappointed to see its previous recommendations connected with the aforesaid problems unmet.