International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy Special Statement Regarding the Events in Khashuri Electoral District
to the information, provided by ISFED observers, (that was shortly confirmed
by the video footage from Maestro channel) mass deployment of the special
security forces was observed on the territory adjacent to polling stations, and
in some cases, within the polling stations.
a result, ISFED has withdrawn observers from all of the sampled precincts in
Khashuri. According to the observers, selected by the organization, the
precinct electoral commissions had already finished the counting process;
however, the commission members purposely delayed filling of the summary
protocols, and in some cases, stated directly that they were not intending to
enter the counted numbers into the protocol to discontinue the electoral
process. Also, according to the information provided by ISFED
observers,“Georgian Dream” coalition was leading the ballot count at those
presence of security forces at the territory adjacent to the Khashuri district
election commission was observed during last night. ISFED mobile group
reported, that security forces were mobilized throughout the entire town.