OAS and INE of Mexico Signed Agreement on Procedures for Mission to June 7 Elections

By OAS, Press Release 04/27/15

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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the National Electoral Institute of Mexico today signed the agreement that regulates the procedures for the Mission that the hemispheric institution will send to the federal elections in the country on June 7.
In a ceremony held at INE headquarters in Mexico City, the former President of Costa Rica and Chief of the Foreign Visitors Mission, Laura Chinchilla, and the INE President, Lorenzo Córdova signed the document.

President Chinchilla, who was named Chief of Mission by the Secretary General of the OAS, Jose Miguel Insulza, and who is currently on a preliminary visit in Mexico, said “the agreement on procedures signed today establishes the necessary conditions to witness in an independent and impartial manner the 2015 electoral process and the transparency of the Mexican electoral authorities.”

President Córdova, for his part, said he is convinced that “the professionalism of the electoral observation and its reports will be of great use in the consolidation and improvement of the national system of elections.”

The signing ceremony was attended by the Undersecretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico for Latin America, Vanessa Rubio; the Secretary for Political Affairs of the OAS, Kevin Casas-Zamora; and the Executive Secretary of the INE, Edmundo Jacobo.

For more information, please visit the OAS Website at www.oas.org.

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