According to the Central Election Commission of Georgia, registration of majority candidates for parliamentary elections to be held on November 2 has been completed in Georgia. The registration process for party and bloc candidates will last until October 2.
According to early estimations, 79 candidates will be nominated from the pro-governmental bloc “For New Georgia” consisted of nine parties.
The elections will be monitored by 400 observers from OSCE and 3 thousand from Fair Elections Institutes. There was no such quantity of observers in Georgia after regaining its independence.
At a regular meeting with the local and foreign journalists, President Eduard Shevardnadze disclosed that the reason of international organizations’ attention evoked from the statement he made: ‘We stand for democratic, transparent and fair elections and will try to complete this campaign in compliance with international standards. As to multitude of international observers, we do not object it, they can send as many observers as they consider right. We are not afraid of it because our aims are similar’.
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