Today two special groups of Georgia's Central Election Commission (CEC) left for Iraq to organize and conduct Presidential elections amongst the Georgian peacekeepers on 5 January, ITAR-TASS reports.
The Commission stated that each group is comprised of seven people - three representatives of the CEC and four representatives of the political parties participating in the Presidential elections. They will work in two polling stations - one in Baghdad and one in Al-Kut. Generally 2,000 Georgian peacekeepers are serving in Iraq. After the elections, the ballots will be brought to Georgia and the votes will be counted in Tbilisi. In addition, the CEC stated that another such group will leave for Kosovo on 3 January where 150 Georgian peacekeepers are serving. Some 44 Georgian polling stations will be opened in 33 countries, including two stations in Moscow.