Georgia, Tbilisi, Aug. 28 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
According to the Central Election Commission of Georgia, as of Aug. 28, nine foreign and 24 local organisations have been registered to observe the parliamentary elections scheduled for October 1.
Among the foreign organisations are the U.S. International Republican Institute (IRI), U.S. National Democratic Institute (NDI), the International Young Democrat Union (IYDU), the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, European Democrat Students (EDS), the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Transparency International Latvia and the U.S. Embassy in the UK.
Among local NGOs are the League of Voters, Georgian Young Lawyers Association, Transparency International Georgia, Centre for Electoral Environment Development, Save Life movement, International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED), Free choice for civil society, the Centre for Human Rights, Multinational Georgia and Former Prisoners for Human Rights.
The CEC is still continuing to accept applications from organisations to monitor the elections.
International monitoring organisations may have no more than two observers at a polling station.