Local Elections in Georgia

Third Interim Report of the Pre-Election Observation



The Georgian local self-government elections took place on October 21, 2017. the last four weeks before Election Day were marked by a significant increase in cases of intimidation and harassment, mostly of opposition and independent candidates and their supporters, but also of public servants and teachers. ISFED notes that the 23 cases of intimidation identified in the interim report constitute the highest number of such violations documented in any reporting period compared to the 2013, 2014, or 2016 elections.


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