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9 foreign monitoring institutions have been registered in the Georgian CEC

2012-08-27 14:29

According to the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Georgia for the 27th of August, 9 foreign and 24 local organizations were registered to monitor the parliamentary election on 1st of October, the NRegion reported.


Among foreign organizations: the International Republican Institute (IRI), National Democratic Institute (NDI), International Union of Young Democrats (IYDU), International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE, European students democrats, Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the OSCE (ODIHR), Transparency International - Latvia, as well as the U.S. Embassy in the UK.

Among the local NGOs: League of Voters, Georgian Young Lawyers Association, Transparency International - Georgia, Center for the electoral environment, the movement "Save Life", International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED), "Free choice for civil society", Human Rights Center "Multinational Georgia" and "Former Prisoners for Human Rights".

Recall, on August 2, Georgian CEC started registration of observers at the parliamentary election.

"From today, the CEC of Georgia begins registration of observers. While it is very difficult to say exactly how many organizations will be registered in the Commission. We take into account the experience of the previous elections. During the election of local self-government in 2010, there were registered about 12 thousand of local and more than a thousand of foreign observers. We think that the order of these numbers will be similar", the CEC Chairman Zurab Kharatishvili said.

Georgian organizations should submit their applications till August 5, and foreign organizations - till September 21.


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