On August 5 and 6, a meeting of the electoral reform working group was held to discuss initiatives prepared by the ruling party about amendments to the Law of Georgia on Political Associations and the Election Code. We would like to comment on the legislative initiatives discussed by the working group.
We would like to respond to the alleged criminal offenses committed during the campaign of the Zugdidi mayor snap elections in recent days, which could hinder the holding of elections in a free and fair environment and violate human rights.
Monitoring of misuse of administrative resources from August 1 to December 16 revealed the following findings:
According to our Electoral Observation Mission, the 2018 Presidential Elections were held in a largely peaceful environment. Our observers have reported up to 120 insignificant and relatively serious violations. We have filed 11 complaints. The following are some of the most serious violations:
According to our observation mission, at this moment the 2018 Presidential Elections are being held in a largely peaceful environment. A vast majority of the electoral precincts, where our static observers are stationed, have been opened on time.