Ambassador Degnan visited OSCE’s International Election Observation Mission

Ambassador Degnan visited OSCE’s International Election Observation Mission. Photo: State Dept

“Georgia pledged to strengthen its election system and meet international standards when it joined the OSCE, and we are very interested to see how the OSCE will evaluate the impact of those efforts in today’s election,” announced Ambassador Degnan during a visit to the offices of OSCE’s International Election Observation Mission. OSCE and it’s Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the leading international organization that establishes the internationally recognized standards for democratic elections. “OSCE will not only assess how free and fair this election is, it will evaluate the impact of the important election reforms the Georgian Parliament passed in June, and will point to specific ways the next Georgian government can build on reform efforts. We look forward to working with the next Parliament to continue strengthening Georgia’s democratic institutions and election processes, ” Ambassador Degnan added.