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.
Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) will deploy 350 observers to monitor the November 28 runoff Presidential Elections. Our static observers will cover 300 precincts throughout the country. In addition, 45 mobile groups will also be involved in election observation.
After the first round of the presidential election, an increase in the number of instances of alleged vote buying and misuse of administrative resources has been especially noticeable. It is important that the relevant state institutions investigate these instances promptly so that the pre-election environment is not damaged.
The Central Election Commission did not take into account calls of NGOs and scheduled the election runoff for a weekday, on November 28.