The CEC Chairperson Met with the Ambassador of Great Britain
Tamar Zhvania, Chairperson of the Central Election Commission met with Mr. Mark Clayton, Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Georgia.
Mr. Mark Clayton showed interest in ongoing electoral processes and existing challenges in view of a pandemic. Tamar Zhvania provided detailed information regarding preparations for elections and other ongoing activities of election administration. The Chairperson of the CEC informed the British Ambassador on statistical data concerning registered electoral subjects, observer, and media organizations. Tamar Zhvania also spoke about the decrees adopted regarding the safe conduct of elections amid pandemic and noted that the CEC in consultation with electoral stakeholders developed the epidemiological protocol for E-day.
The British Ambassador expressed readiness to observe the 31 October 2020 elections. The involvement of the diplomatic corps, international observation missions, and their monitoring of the elections are especially important, as it enhances the degree of democracy, transparency, and credibility, according to the CEC Chairperson.
At today's meeting, Tamar Zhvania also stressed the importance of the Code of Conduct for Political Parties and its implementation, as well as the Code of Conduct signed by the CEC and local observer organizations. Chairperson noted that the documents are based on universally recognized ethical principles for elections and their implementation in the electoral process is critically important.