Election observers to Georgia
NORDEM have sent two long-term observers and four short-term observers to the 2016 Parliamentary elections.
Following an official invitation from the authorities of Georgia and based on the Needs Assessment Mission (NAM) conducted in April this year, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), have deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) for the October 8th Parliamentary elections in Georgia.
The 150 –member parliament are elected through a mixed electoral system with 77 members elected proportionally through one nationwide constituency and 73 through single-mandate constituencies.
In its Needs Assessment Report OSCE/ODIHR from April expressed their confidence in the work and transparency of the Central Election Commission (CEC) and notes that “all OSCE/ODIHR NAM interlocutors would welcome an OSCE/ODIHR observation activity for the upcoming parliamentary elections”.
OSCE requested 350 short-term observers to observe voting, counting and the tabulation of results. 26 long-term observers are also deployed throughout the country. 21 OSCE participating states have contributed with observers.