On Sunday, October 26, Peteris Dzalbe, the Chair of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court, as the representative of the Central Election Commission, participates in observation of extraordinary elections to the Parliament – the Supreme Council (Rada) of the Ukraine.

Elections shall be observed by thirteen representatives from Latvia – three employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, eight deputies of the Saeima (parliament) and two representatives of the Central Election Commission.

Successful processing of extraordinary parliamentary elections announced by the President of the Ukraine Petro Porosenko, which would comply with international standards, is a significant element of process of stabilisation and reform of the Ukraine, the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia stresses.

The OSCE has located in total 80 long-term observers between 25 September and 4 November and 600 short-term observers from 21 October and 30 October within the mission of observation of elections in the Ukraine, to observe extraordinary elections to the Parliament.

Peteris Dzalbe has been a member of the Central Election Commission from among judges since 2009. In accordance with the law “On Central Election Commission” the Central Election Commission consists of nine members. The Chair of the Commission and seven members of the Election Commission are elected by the Saeima, andone member is elected from among judges is elected by the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court.


Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 67020396, 28652211