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Albania’s Efforts to Meet OSCE Election Standards Focus of Helsinki Commission Briefing

WASHINGTON – The United States Helsinki Commission will hold a briefing to review Albania’s preparatory efforts and the prospects for free and fair parliamentary elections scheduled for this summer.

Albania’s 2005 Parliamentary Elections:
How Free and Fair Will They Be?

Monday, March 21, 2005
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
2212 Rayburn House Office Building

Panelists:
Nikolai Vulchanov, Deputy of Election Department, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR)
Dickson Bailey, Project Director for Albania, IFES
Jennifer Butz, Resident Director for Albania, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Nesti Gjeluci, Assistant Program Officer, International Republican Institute (IRI)

A transcript will be available on the Helsinki Commission’s web site within 24 hours of the briefing.

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