International observers present election findings at 3pm

Ignacio Sanchez Amor speaks during the press conference in Tbilisi, 9 Oct. 2016. Photo by OSCE PA/flickr, 31 Oct 2016 - 12:52, Tbilisi,Georgia

International observers monitoring the second round of the 2016 Parliamentary Elections in Georgia will present their preliminary post-election statements at a news conference at 3pm this afternoon.

The election observer mission is a joint undertaking of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR), the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA), the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and the European Parliament (EP).

The statement will be delivered by Ignacio Sanchez Amor, Special Co-ordinator and leader of the short-term OSCE observer mission, followed by Ana Gomes, head of the EP delegation, Emanuelis Zingeris, head of the PACE delegation, and Ambassador Alexandre Keltchewsky, head of the OSCE/ODIHR election observation mission.

The International Election Observation Mission for the second round of Parliamentary Elections comprised of 156 observers from 27 countries, including 129 long-term and short-term observers deployed by the OSCE/ODIHR, 12 parliamentarians and staff from the EP, eight from the OSCE PA and seven from PACE.