OSCE/ODIHR: Georgian municipal elections ‘generally well-administered’

OSCE/ODIHR has released its preliminary findings on the October 2 municipal elections in Georgia.

Agenda.ge, 03 Oct 2021 - 18:35, Tbilisi,Georgia

The OSCE/ODIHR mission, which has monitored the October 2 municipal elections in Georgia, says that the elections ‘were generally well-administered but held against the backdrop of a protracted political crisis and characterised by hardened polarisation.’ 

In its  preliminary findings released earlier today, OSCE/ODIHR says that contestants were able ‘to campaign freely in a competitive environment’ that was, however, ‘marred by wide-spread and consistent allegations of intimidation, vote-buying, pressure on candidates and voters, and an unlevel playing field.’