“I am confident that today will end peacefully, and international observers will be able to observe and evaluate these elections objectively,” said Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani.
According to him, an unprecedented number of international observers have arrived in Georgia to observe the municipal race.
“As you know, international observers demonstrate a special approach to the local elections. As a rule, they do not attend often, but we spared no effort long ago to mobilize international observers as much as possible. As early as April, when the date was announced, we invited all the monitoring missions, including the OSCE/ODIHR mission. There are up to 400 observers in this mission, both long-term and short-term. Other international observers, MEPs, have also arrived, indicating that this local race is unprecedented in terms of monitoring. I am sure that the evaluation will be positive, as it was during the last six elections. I am confident that today will end peacefully, and international observers will be able to observe and evaluate this election objectively,” Zalkaliani said.
Local elections are going on in Georgia. Georgian voters elect mayors in Tbilisi and 63 municipalities on October 2.