OSCE observers: “We are interested in electoral process, not outcomes”

13 Sep 2017 - 16:15:00

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OSCE observers who have arrived in Georgia to monitor the country’s local elections next month stated they are interested how democratic the election process will be and not the outcomes of the race. 

It is important to highlight that we will not get involved in the election process and that we are not interested in the election results. The only thing we will show interest in is the level of protecting democratic principles in the process”, Corien Jonker, head of the OSCE/ODIHR election observation mission.

She stressed the mission will also assess the electoral legislation, activities of the Central Election Commission, how the election campaigning is financed and how the media covers election-related issues.

The mission is scheduled to start work in Georgia today until the elections are over.

Their report will be released after the elections.

Georgia’s local elections will be held on October 21. 

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