IRI: ‘Parliamentary Elections reflected will of Georgian voters’

The IRI report said in most cases the elections were well-organised. Photo by N. Alavidze/, 09 Oct 2016 - 15:16, Tbilisi,Georgia

International Republican Institute (IRI) says yesterday's Parliamentary Elections in Georgia was carried out in peaceful environment and reflected the will of the Georgian voters.

Today the IRI president Mark Green presented the organisation's report assessing the October 8 elections. The report said the elections were "well administrated”.

Taking into account the internal political tensions and constant pressure outside the country, we welcome Georgia’s participation at the elections as a voter, as candidates, as representatives of political parties and as election officials.
We hope such attitudes and involvement will remained in the coming weeks,” said Green.

The IRI report, which was based on 20 groups of observers, said in most cases the elections were well-organised but it offered some advice to improve "some issues”.

Despite the fact October 8 was the primary and most important [part] of this election, we consider more active steps should be made forwards for carrying out the whole electoral process. We hope voters and political leaders will keep continue working peacefully for developing a democratic country,” Green said.