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HRC shall monitor 2020 Parliamentary Elections


HRC monitors the 2020 Parliamentary Elections. The election monitoring projects include both the pre-election period and immediate observation of the polling process on the Election Day.

Stemming from the objectives of the projects, HRC shall monitor the compliance of the Georgian electoral process with international and local standards, facilitate public awareness raising with regard to the current political processes in the regions, and ensure the transparency of the election process in the selected polling stations. 

HRC observers shall attend the Parliamentary Elections in seven regions of Georgia:  1. In Kakheti: in the villages of Sagarejo and Akhmeta municipalities inhabited with ethnic minorities; 2. In Kvemo Kartli: in the villages of Gardabani, Marneuli and Bolnisi municipalities inhabited with ethnic minorities; 3. In Samegrelo: in the conflict-affected villages of Zugdidi Municipality; 4. In Shida Kartli: in the  villages of Gori, Khashuri and Kareli municipalities adjacent to the conflict area; 5-7) In the regions of Imereti, Adjara and Samtskhe-Javakheti. 

HRC monitors shall attend the election process from the moment of opening the polling stations up to the end of the counting procedures and the completion of final protocols. HRC shall lodge the complaints regarding the violations of the election procedures to the district election commissions and to the Central Election Commission and where necessary to the courts.  HRC observers shall follow all the proceeding with regard to the complaints up to the end of obtaining final results. 

The information provided by the observers during the Election Day about the identified cases of violations shall be promptly published at www.humanrights.ge which is the online newspaper of HRC in Georgian and English languages and shall be further provided to various media outlets.

HRC shall publish a bilingual report on the violations and other findings identified by the observers during the pre-election period and immediately on the Election Day. The report shall reflect the recommendations towards the Central Election Commission, the Parliament of Georgia and relevant agencies. 

The 2020 Parliamentary Elections monitoring projects are implemented by HRC with a support of the Open Society Georgia Foundation, Norwegian Helsinki Committee, and the Black Sea Foundation for Regional Cooperation.  

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