Third interim report of pre-election monitoring of the Parliamentary elections
International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy has been monitoring the pre-election period of the October 31, 2020 parliamentary elections of Georgia since June 1. The monitoring is implemented with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the European Union (EU). The third interim report of the pre-election monitoring covers the period from August 4 through September 5, 2020, as well as individual developments that began prior to August 4 and continued or became known in the reporting period.
According to ISFED, signs of possible vote buying and use of administrative resources during the reporting period continues to be the main challenge of the election environment in #Georgia ahead of parliamentary elections at the end of October. ISFED found use of administrative resources in involvement of the ruling party’s majoritarian candidates in events funded by the State and local budgets, which essentially blurs the line between the State and the ruling party. It appears that the ruling Georgian Dream party is trying to use all available administrative resources for electoral purposes.
The full report is available below.