OSCE PA observers concerned about recent protests, urge restraint

The FINANCIAL — Following reports of protests against the results of the 31 October parliamentary elections and clashes with the police in recent days in Tbilisi, Georgia, OSCE Special Co-ordinator and leader of the short-term OSCE election mission Elona Gjebrea Hoxha (MP,…

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Council of Europe: statement of the international observers on Georgian elections

The FINANCIAL — Fundamental freedoms respected in competitive Georgian elections, but allegations of pressure and blurring of line between party and state reduced confidence, international observers say.  Georgia’s parliamentary elections were competitive and, overall, fundamental freedoms were respected. Nevertheless, pervasive allegations of…

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U.S. Embassy statement on parliamentary elections of Georgia

The FINANCIAL — The U.S. Embassy welcomes the high voter turnout during parliamentary elections and applauds the people of Georgia for their dedication to democracy even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of responsible election workers and professional observation groups around the country…

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Statement of the EEAS on the Georgian Parliamentary elections

The FINANCIAL — Georgia held the first round of its 2020 Parliamentary elections on 31 October, under a revised electoral system and with high voter turnout, despite the challenging context of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the joint statement of preliminary findings…

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CEC approved special lists of voters in isolation

The FINANCIAL — The Central Election Commission (CEC) approved special lists of voters in isolation. 10 845 voters placed in medical institutions and isolation (quarantine, self-isolation) will cast their votes by mobile ballot box in the 31 October elections. According to a…

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Amazon Studios and Homeboy Industries to provide meals to poll workers on election day

The FINANCIAL — Amazon Studios is teaming up with Homeboy Industries — a Los Angeles-based nonprofit dedicated to gang rehabilitation and re-entry of formerly incarcerated individuals — to support Los Angeles poll workers. On Election Day, Amazon Studios and Homeboy Industries will provide breakfast and lunch for poll workers in select voting centers…

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Tension mounts in Georgian media as election day is approaching

The FINANCIAL — As the clock ticks down to the parliamentary elections on 31 October, Georgian media are becoming more polarized and less balanced in their reporting, according to media monitoring reports released today by the European Union (EU) and UNDP. Comparing election reporting…

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How A Biden Presidency could change housing sector

The FINANCIAL — What happens if the major polls are right and the upcoming election results in a change of administrations, if Trump is out and Biden is in? How might the housing sector change? One place to look is the 2020 Democratic…

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How to vote: Google launched election-related features

The FINANCIAL — This year, searches for “how to vote” in the U.S. are higher than ever before. To make it easier to find information about how and where to vote—regardless of your preferred voting method—Google has launched election-related features with information from trusted…

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