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Council of Europe Office in Georgia

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Conference on “The 2012 Parliamentary elections: lessons learned and steps ahead”
Desirable measures to ensure that the organisation and management of the upcoming presidential elections in Georgia continue the clear improvements in compliance with European and international standards shown during the 2012 parliamentary elections is going to be the subject of the conference organised by the Council of Europe, with the support of the Swiss Confederation, on 30 November 2012, in Tbilisi, Georgia. The conference will be held at 09:30 at Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel.
The conference will be opened by the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia David Usupashvil, Director of Democratic Governance, Culture and Diversity, Council of Europe, Claudia Luciani and Ambassador of Switzerland to Georgia Guenther Baechler. The conference will be attended by members of Parliament, members of Government, of the Central Election Commission as well as by representatives of the international community, of the media and of Civil Society.
Discussions will be organised around four themes: the legal framework and election administration, campaign finance and administrative resources, the role of media and civil society, steps ahead.




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Council of Europe Office in Georgia