A delegation of two ODIHR officials visited the National Election Office in Budapest on the 17th of October 2023. Dr. Attila Nagy, President of the NEO and Dr. Róbert Sasvári, President of the National Election Commission welcomed the representatives of the organisation, including Ambassador Jillian Stirk, who headed the OSCE Election Observation Mission to Hungary at the 2022 elections.
The bilateral talks revisited the process of the elections held last spring. The OSCE post-election recommendations and their incorporation into domestic procedures were discussed, with Jillian Stirk expressing her gratitude for the constructive cooperation and effective dialogue between NEO and the NEC. During the professional dialogue, Dr. Attila Nagy reaffirmed the commitment of the National Election Office to cooperate with ODIHR and expressed his confidence in further joint work.
During their two-day visit, the ODIHR delegation also met representatives of the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and officials of various other organisations.