OSCE Still Hasn’t Receive Invitation from Serbia to Follow Elections

The organization for European Security and Cooperation (OSCE) stated on Wednesday that it still hasn’t received an official call to follow the forthcoming parliamentary election in Serbia because the date of election holding still hasn’t been determined.

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) stated in a written reply to TV N1 that the invitation to observers is normally sent three or four months ahead of elections and added that they do not expect the Serbian officials to approach them any time soon.

After receiving the invitation, ODHIR adds, we thoroughly analyze the pre-election environment and preparations for holding elections.

Based on the ODIHR estimate, we then recommend if and what type of election activities can contribute to improving the election process.

This is in effect a form of denial of what president of opposition New Serbia (NS) and former Serbian PM in 2003 Zoran Zivkovic has said, as he declared that he received an unofficial confirmation that the OSCE mission has been invited and that it will start monitoring election activities six months ahead of elections.