International election observers in Bosnia and Herzegovina to hold press conference on Monday

05 October 2018

SARAJEVO, 5 October 2018 – The international observers monitoring the 7 October general elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina will present their preliminary post-election statement at a news conference on Monday, 8 October, in Sarajevo.

The international observation mission is a common endeavour involving the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA), the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE), the European Parliament (EP) and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA).

The statement will be delivered by Mavroudis Voridis, the Special Co-ordinator and leader of the short-term OSCE observer mission, Dame Cheryl Gillan, Head of the PACE delegation, Pia Kauma, Head of the OSCE PA delegation, Frank Engel, Head of the EP delegation, Rasa Juknevičienė, Head of the NATO PA delegation, and Ambassador Peter Tejler, Head of the ODIHR long-term election observation mission.

The International Election Observation Mission comprises some 320 observers from 43 countries, including 250 long-term and short-term observers deployed by ODIHR, 30 parliamentarians and staff from the OSCE PA, 18 from PACE, 9 from the EP and 8 from the NATO PA.

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights and the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina operate separately and under their own specific mandates.

Journalists are invited to attend the news conference on Monday, 8 October, at 15:00, in the Banja Luka Room of the Novotel Sarajevo Bristol Hotel, Fra Filipa Lastrića 2, Sarajevo.

Live stream of the press conference will be available at: and

For further information contact:

Thomas Rymer, OSCE/ODIHR, +387 67 130 1572 or +48 609 522 266, [email protected]

Iryna Sabashuk, OSCE PA, +387 62 361 066 or +45 60 10 81 73, [email protected]

Chemavon Chahbazian, PACE, +387 62 032 847 or +33 (0) 6 50 68 76 55, [email protected]

Tim Boden, EP, +387 60 302 0657 or +32 498 3414, [email protected]

Ruxandra Popa, NATO PA, +32 484 690 848, [email protected]