TBILISI, DFWatch – OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights expresses readiness to take part in observing the parliamentary elections in Georgia.
Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze adds that Georgia is not waiting for an official response from international organizations, which were invited by President Mikheil Saakashvili April 6.
Kalandadze says there is no doubt that observation missions are interested in monitoring the election, which is to take place in early October, though the exact date has not been announced.
“We are interested in as many observation missions arriving in Georgia as possible and to finalize procedures as soon as possible, so we sent out requests for this very early,” she said.
Apart form ODIHR, requests for a long-term observation mission were also sent to OSCE’s Parliamentary Assembly, the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly, the European Parliament and EU bodies.