US Ambassador Degnan: ‘it’s important all parties accept the official results calmly’

US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan observed election precincts in Marneuli and Mtskheta municipalities of Georgia earlier today. Photo: US embassy press office., 31 Oct 2020 - 19:01, Tbilisi,Georgia

US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan says “It’s very important that as the officials begin to count the ballots, supporters of all political parties respect the work of election officials, accept the official results calmly, and show that these elections meet international standards from start to finish”.  

Ambassador Degnan observed election precincts in Marneuli and Mtskheta municipalities earlier today during the parliamentary elections. 

So far today we have met many motivated Georgian voters and dedicated poll workers who have come out to ensure the Georgian people can cast their votes and decide who they want to govern their country,” Degnan said. 

She stated that Georgia has committed to uphold international standards for free and fair elections laid out by the OSCE’s ODIHR. 


The international community is watching to see that these standards are met, because Georgia’s voters deserve to cast their ballots in a free and fair election,” Degnan said. 

British Ambassador to Georgia Mark Clayton said that he observed about nine polling stations earlier today.

Clayton thanked the Georgian Central Election Commission for ensuring all measures to ensure observers were able to work properly.

He welcomed the high election turnout, stating that the UK supports free and fair elections in Georgia ‘which the Georgian people deserve.’