Submitted by nicanor on Thu, 2011/02/24 - 21:32.
1. (C) Summary. On September 25, German Ambassador Betina
Kern convened a meeting of the Elections Group (an informal
group to monitor election-related issues chaired by the
German Ambassador and comprising EU member states plus Japan,
Canada and the U.S.) with Roberto Rivas, President of the
Supreme Electoral Council (CSE), to express joint concern on
a range of elections-related issues, including the
elimination of political parties, mounting violence, and a
lack of transparency.
12. (C) Following the meeting, Electoral Group