383 domestic and 286 foreign observers to monitor referendum

The State Election Commission (SEC) told Tuesday that 383 domestic and 286 foreign observers will monitor the September 30 referendum.

As regards to domestic observers, Civil – Centre for Freedom has accredited 282 observers, followed by National Roma Centre Kumanovo – 46, NGO Inkluziva – 40, MOST Citizens Association – 12 and EDULSJ Association will have 3 observers.

Regarding foreign observers, OSCE/ODIHR has accredited 188 observers, US Embassy-35 observers and OSCE Mission to Skopje 12 observers.

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has accredited 8 observers, British Embassy-9 observers, French Embassy-6 observers, Albanian Embassy-6 observers, Hungarian Embassy-6 observers, Turkish Embassy-4 observers, Kosovo Embassy-4 observers, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)-3 observers and Committee for Open Democracy-3 observers and NGO The Earth Saviours Foundation-2 observers.

Forty-seven foreign journalists are accredited to monitor the referendum.

The deadline for application for election observers expired on Monday midnight.