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The OSCE/ODIHR and PACE have previously reported on stakeholders’ concerns with regard to the lack of transparency for criteria to determine the number and location of polling stations abroad.The draft amendments do not refer specifically to polling stations abroad, which are dealt with by Article 291 of the Code (applicable to presidential elections according to Article 97.3 of the draft). Broad consensus on this issue would be welcome. The Venice Commission and the OSCE/ODIHR recommend considering the issue of polling stations abroad in light of earlier observation findings and recommendations in view of the next presidential election.