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Council of Europe elections observers arrive in Georgia Friday

by | Oct 24, 2013

TBILISI, DFWatch–A delegation from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will arrive in Georgia October 25 for a three day visit to observe the presidential election.

Until Election Day, October 27, the 26 delegation members will meet with the main election candidates, the justice minister, head of the Central Election Commission (CEC), representatives of the civil society and media.

According to CEC, 60 local non-governmental organizations have registered to observe the election; 65 international organizations, which includes embassies of countries like the US, Netherlands, UK, Switzerland, France, Sweden and Latvia, as well as NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly, International Republican Institute (IRI), National Democratic Institute (NDI), OSCE’s ODIHR mission and OSCE’s Parliamentary Assembly.

124 media organizations have also registered to observe and cover the election.

CEC has scheduled briefings on Sunday for 08:30; 10;30, 14:30, 15:30, 17:30 and 20:30.

A CEC hot line will work 24 hours (2 51 0051) as well as online chat and operator to answer questions.



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