US Senator Risch 'disappointed’ by Georgian municipal elections

Senator Jim Risch has called on the Georgian government to address the issues reported in the first round of elections to prevent them from reoccurring for mayoral run-offs on October 30., 05 Oct 2021 - 13:47, Tbilisi,Georgia

US Senator Jim Risch says that he is disappointed by the October 2 municipal elections in Georgia. 

It is incredibly disappointing and a dramatic departure from the 2012 elections that I observed. The international community will continue to pay close attention to the conduct of the second round of elections for the races that were not yet decided,” said Risch in a recently released statement. 

 He said that he is ‘troubled by extensive reports’ of intimidation and vote-buying.