What observers from intergovernmental organisations have said about the elections
Joint Statement by the OSCE/ODIHR, OSCE PA, PACE, NATO PA, and EP: “The 8 October parliamentary elections in Georgia were competitive, well-administered and fundamental freedoms were generally respected.”
Administration of the Government of Georgia – Factsheet on preliminary election results 2/2 Guglielmo Picchi, head of the OSCE PA delegation: “The elections have lived up to our expectations, with voters focusing primarily on the country’s future and getting there through competitive elections.”
Ignacio Sanchez Amor, special coordinator and leader of the short-term OSCE observer mission: “Strongly competitive and well-run, yesterday’s elections offered an opportunity for voters to make informed choices about their options in a pluralistic but polarized media environment.”
Paolo Alli, Head of the NATO PA delegation: “Georgia has reaffirmed its status as the leader of democratic transformation in this region. […] The conduct of this election is greatly encouraging for all those who support Georgia on its path towards Euro-Atlantic integration.”
Amb. Alexandre Keltchewsky, Head of the OSCE/ODIHR long-term EOM: “Fundamental rights were respected during a competitive campaign and […] the election administration earned the trust and confidence of electoral stakeholders”.
EU HR/VP Federica Mogherini & Commissioner for Neighbourhood Johannes Hahn: “Election Day generally proceeded in an orderly manner, but tensions increased during the day and several violent altercations took place near and in polling stations. However, voting was assessed positively in almost all polling stations.” OSCE/ODIHR International Election Observation Mission – Statement of Preliminary Findings and Conclusions: “The elections were managed at all levels in a timely and professional manner. […] All CEC sessions were open to observers, party and media representatives. Throughout the process, the CEC enjoyed a high level of confidence amongst stakeholders.”