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OSCE hands over equipment to Central Election Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec, Head of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Vanja Bjelica-Prutina, the Central Election Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CEC) President at the handover ceremony of IT/Comms equipment to the CEC; Sarajevo, 29 June 2020 (OSCE)

The OSCE Mission to BiH delivered today, in Sarajevo, laptops and photo cameras to the BiH Central Election Commission’s (CEC) Financial Audit Department.

“It is our pleasure to be able to donate additional equipment that will increase the technical capacities of the CEC and lead to more transparency of the electoral processes in BiH,” said Kathleen Kavalec, Head of the OSCE Mission to BiH.

The Mission previously provided equipment for the live streaming of the CEC sessions. It also provided an asset declaration IT platform and an IT platform for processing complaints and appeals.

“The CEC remains a strong partner in bringing democracy to the citizens of BiH. We commend them for all the efforts to prepare for elections, despite the current delay in receiving required funding. Now that the BiH Presidency has approved the budget, we encourage the BiH Parliamentary Assembly to act expeditiously to secure funding for the local elections in 2020 without any further delay,” said Kavalec.

The handover of the equipment is part of the Mission’s project: “Supporting the Central Election Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina in conducting general elections in BiH in compliance with international standards on democratic elections”.

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