Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Georgia elections - were they fair?

This week elections took place in Georgia.
Reuters reported that international observers praised their conduct. For further information on this try these recommended websites.
The Official central election authority has background information- including a history of recent elections in Georgia and a 2012 section  It also has a page with the recent election results.

The OSCE sent an observer mission read their comments- plus reports on historic older elections on the website.
other comments from the International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED)
The Georgian Young Lawyers Association have also commented on their observations.
the Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe has an excellent series of pre and post election coverage and reports on its website from a variety of Georgian and other organisations.
Also one to look at is the Elections portal created by three non-governmental organizations - International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED), Georgian Young Lawyers' Association (GYLA) and Transparency International - Georgia (TI-Georgia) which has marked incidents of violations of democratic procedure pre, post and on the election day
Other good sites for coverage include Civil.Ge has English daily news updates.
Elections watch Jamestown Foundation which has analysis of the caucasus region.

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