The PABSEC Delegation in the Monitoring Observer Election Mission in Sochi, Russian Federation, 17-19 March 2018
During 17-19 March 2018, the PABSEC Delegation composed of Mr. Petar Kanev, PABSEC Vice-President (Bulgaria), Mr. Andrea Marto, PABSEC Vice-President (Albania), Mr. Ramazan Can, PABSEC Vice-President (Turkey), Mr. Igor Becic, Head of the PABSEC Serbian Delegation and Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, PABSEC Secretary General, visited Sochi in the framework of the monitoring observer election mission of the presidential elections in the Russian Federation.
In the framework of this visit, on 17 March 2018, the PABSEC Delegation visited several polling stations in Sochi and noted that the preparation for the elections was in compliance with the standards of democratic elections and with the national legislation. On the election day, 18 March 2018, the PABSEC Delegation verified the regularity and observance of the electoral procedure.
The PABSEC Delegation participated in the Press Conference, held on Monday, 19 March 2018. A common assessment of the PABSEC Delegation is that the presidential elections were held in a democratic and a transparent spirit, all the standards were observed, the electorate was very active and the will of the people of the Russian Federation in the elections was fully expressed.