PACE to observe the parliamentary elections in Georgia

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Thursday, 29 October 2020 12:40

A 9-member delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), led by Tiny Kox (Netherlands, UEL), will travel to Georgia from 29 October to 1 November to observe the conduct of the parliamentary elections, alongside observers from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, NATO Parliamentary Assembly and OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).

The delegation will meet, in particular, representatives of political parties, the Chairperson of the Central Election Commission, as well as representatives of civil society and the media, before observing the ballot on 31 October.

A representative of the Venice Commission – the Council of Europe's group of independent legal experts – will provide legal support during the visit.

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A joint press conference is scheduled in Tbilisi on Sunday 1 November (place and time to be confirmed).

 

Source: https://pace.coe.int/en/news/8072/pace-to-observe-the-parliamentary-elections-in-georgia?fbclid=IwAR3JSrIX9A_Z4qlWmEtoA3t4OyeXtGkWRpMe59q6Iq-EXU5jJxTO7zNAPJk

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