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Former President Óscar Arias Heads OAS Mission Visit to Paraguay

  November 29, 2012

The chief of the Electoral Observation and Political Accompaniment Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Paraguay, former President Óscar Arias, will visit the South American country from December 3 to 7. The visit of former President Arias, designated for the task by the Secretary General of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza, aims to facilitate a process of national political dialogue and prepare the installation of the Electoral Observation Mission ahead of the elections of April 21, 2013.

The Mission led by the former Costa Rican leader seeks to contribute to the strengthening of Paraguayan democracy. In order to do so, it will collaborate with the authorities and political sectors of the country, with the goal of ensuring transparency in future national elections and making possible the participation of all political groups in those elections with full guarantees.

During his visit, the Nobel Peace Prize Winner of 1987 will meet with authorities of the three branches of the government and the Supreme Tribunal for Electoral Justice, as well as representatives of political sectors, civil society organizations and media.

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Reference: E-434/12