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STRASBOURG, February 24 (Itar-Tass) — The mission of 29 observers from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will arrive to Moscow on March 1, the PACE press service said on Friday.
It is said that PACE parliamentarians will meet with most candidates for Russia’s presidency, with the head of the Central Election Commission, Vladimir Churov, as well as with the diplomats and activists from non-governmental organizations, its sources said. The mission will be led by Tiny Kox from the Netherlands and will include representatives from the main political groups of the Parliamentary Assembly.
Preliminary results of mission’s work will be made public on Monday, March 5. Meanwhile, over 100 international observers working on a long-term basis have already begun monitoring the presidential election campaign.