Tblisi,12 August 2013: EPDE Member International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) presents second pre-election monitoring report for the October 27, 2013, presidential elections. The monitoring covers the period from July 20 through August 4, 2013.
The reporting period was marked by a relatively active pre-election campaign; however, acts of violence against political opponents during primaries of the United National Movement (UNM) have also been reported. The reporting period was also marked with individual cases of abuse of state resources, as well as agitation by unauthorized individuals (one case) and obstruction with the work of a representative of monitoring organization (two cases).
Registration of presidential candidates and initiative groups with the Central Elections Commission (CEC) is now underway. Registration of holders of dual citizenship has proven to be most problematic.
Please see the full report here.