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Bosnia: OSCE Appeals For A Fair Election

Vienna, 12 September 1996 (RFE/RL) - The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has appealed to all the parties in Bosnia-Herzegovina to ensure this week's elections are fair.

A statement issued in Vienna after today's meeting of the OSCE permanent council said all parties had an obligation to protect and enforce the right of all citizens to vote in secret and without intimidation, regardless of their ethnic origin or where they currently live.

The OSCE said this included the right to freedom of movement to and from polling stations.

The OSCE says that, after the vote, the parties should facilitate the installation of all elected bodies in conformity with the constitution.

It reminded all the parties of their obligation to respect the constitution of Bosnia-Herzegovina "and all other commitments stemming from the Dayton peace agreement."