ECMI issues report on election observations in Georgia’s local elections

On 30 May 2010, the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) conducted election observations in Georgia’s local elections. The elections saw the participation of 24 political parties and follow two successive elections in 2008 (presidential in January and parliamentary in May) that many opposition parties claim were rigged. ECMI’s Election Monitoring Report provides an account of observations in the Dmanisi district (DEC #24). In its Report, ECMI’s office in Georgia notes that overall the elections in the monitored PEC took place without any major violations of the Georgia Election Code. Only two complaints on violations were submitted to PECs.

For more information see ECMI’s Report at: ECMI Reports

ECMI’s election monitoring is carried out as part of its project in Georgia Enhancing minority governance and developing civil society in minority regions (2008-2009) funded by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Since 2003, ECMI has assisted the Georgian state structures in improving the integration and protection of its national minorities in the Georgian society and to fulfill Georgia’s commitments to the Council of Europe. This is done by capacity building, legal advice, training and other activities.

Get more information about ECMI Georgia at www.ecmigeorgia.org

Place and Date: Georgia, 30 May 2010
Further information: Tom Trier, E-mail trier@ecmigeorgia.org

ECMI founders:

The German Federal GovernmentThe German
Federal Government
The Danish GovernmentThe Danish
The Federal State Schleswig-HolsteinThe Federal State