23.10.2013 â€“ A 26-member delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council
of Europe (PACE), led by Meritxell Mateu Pi (Andorra,
ALDE), will travel to
Georgia from 25 to 28 October to observe the conduct of the presidential
election, alongside observers from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the European
Parliament, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and the OSCE Office for Democratic
Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).
will meet the candidates in the election, the Minister of Justice, the Chair of
the Central Election Commission and representatives of civil society and the
media, before being deployed around the country to observe the ballot on 27
A member of the
Venice Commission â€“ the Council of Europe's group of independent legal experts â€“
will provide legal support during the visit.
pre-electoral delegation visited Tbilisi on 24-25 September.
A joint press
conference is scheduled on Monday 28 October (place and time to be confirmed).
List of delegation members
Statement by PACE pre-electoral mission
For more information see: www.coe.int / www.coe.ge