EPDE together with HCAV and TIAC as well as experts from the citizen observers’ coalitions Independent Observer and Akanates will present the findings and conclusion on the election campaign to the Early Parliamentiary Elections in Armenia.
ISFED can conclude that the tabulation of votes was mostly conducted in compliance with relevant electoral procedures. A number of violations was reported during counting of votes, such as, improper filling of summary protocols and other procedural shortcomings.
On November 21, the International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) published a report of pre-election monitoring of the runoff of the 2018 presidential election, covering the period from October 29 to November 19.
Given the increased role of social media in election campaigns and the use of Facebook for discrediting electoral contestants and illegal campaigning in Georgia, ISFED is conducting a pilot Social Media Monitoring project for the 2018 Presidential Elections in Georgia.
ISFED highlights noticeable increase of new social and infrastructural projects announced after the first round of elections, which leave the impression of abuse of administrative voters ahead of elections.
ISFED responds to the statement made by the presidential candidate of Georgia, Salome Zourabichvili claiming that on November 9-10 and 11, she and her children received death threats through voice and text messages.
ISFED, GYLA and TI-Georgia presented joint pre-election statement, highlighting the major trends of the pre-election campaign. The domestic observer organizations released the joint statement day prior to the elections.
In an open letter to Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Prosecutor General Yury Chaika, dozens of German scientists and representatives of think tanks protest against the listing of EPDE as “undesirable organisation”.
The listing of EPDE as „undesirable foreign organisation“ in Russia limits, in the first instance, the rights of Russian citizen election observers and isolates them from international election observation.
ISFED presented its final report of monitoring of the 2017 local self-government elections in Georgia. The report (attached) covers ISFED’s key findings and trends of the pre-election, Election Day and post-election periods
The German-Russian Exchange (DRA) declares solidarity with EPDE and IESC, and their striving to promote independent non-governmental international election observation, which can contribute to the legitimacy of fair elections.