Chairman of the Public Council at the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine Ihor Zhdanov told a press conference on Friday, UKRINFORM reports.
“It is expected that about 70,000 observers will come to the parliamentary elections of 2012, who represent foreign parliaments, parliamentary assemblies of different types, other international organizations. I think it will be a record number in the history of Ukraine,” Zhdanov underscored.
According to him, the most numerous mission of observers will be presented from the OSCE. The largest “team of observers” is also expected from Canada. It numbers about 1,500 persons.
As Zhdanov noted, taking into consideration the number of international observers, the Public Council at the Ukrainian MFA proposed to the foreign political agency and the Central Election Commission to set up a working group of assistance. He underscored that now consultations are underway about creation of a call center, which could carry out “at least consultation assistance” among international observers and help improving their work, as well as promoted settlement of conflict situations.
A decision about creation of such a call center has not been adopted yet, but I think that both the MFA and the CEC, directly registering international observers, are interested in such a center, which will render assistance both to state organizations and international observers,” Zhdanov added.
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