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EU representatives are content with elections in Georgia

2010-05-31 11:49

EU monitors are content with the elections of May 30th in Georgia. They noted good organisation of the electoral process - RIA Novosti.


Per Eklund, the chairman of the EU representative office to Georgia, noted professionalism and selflessness of people, working at the elections, but also noticed insignificant flaws.

Peter Semneby, the EU special envoy to South Caucasus, highlighted the progress of the yesterday's elections in comparison to previous ones, but added conclusions of the international organisations should be awaited.

He specified he visited a few polling stations and noticed the much calmer atmosphere then in previous elections; the electoral commission did much to correct flaws.

3 694 polling stations [741 in the capital] were closed at 8 p.m.

On May 30th self-governance elections were held, as well as direct Tbilisi Mayor's elections and interim elections to the Parliament in 3 electoral constituencies.

Self- governance elections were held in 73 constituencies.

3 electoral blocs, 14 political subjects, 9 Tbilisi Mayor candidates participated.

Interim parliamentary elections were held in Chugureti district in Tbilisi, in Gurjaani and ozurgei constituencies.

Over 3.4 electors were registered; 36 local and 28 international organisations monitored elections.

Hotline [number 51-00-51] worked in CEC 24 hours a day, everyone could report violations.


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