STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTE ON THE SECOND ROUND OF GEORGIA’S 2018 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Thursday, November 29, 2018

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This statement is offered by a delegation of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) that analyzed the second round of Georgia’s presidential election on November 28, 2018. The delegation, which included observers from five countries, was led by Per Eklund, ambassador and former head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Georgia, Laurie Fulton, former US ambassador to Denmark; Laura Linderman, research fellow, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council; Marija Babic, independent electoral expert; and Laura Thornton, NDI global associate and senior resident director in Georgia. This statement covers the period from October 29 to November 28 and builds on the findings of four long-term analysts, NDI’s July pre-election assessment mission, as well as NDI’s preliminary statement on the first round, which took place October 28.

NDI Press Conference in Georgia
NDI Press Conference in Georgia. (R-L) Laura Thornton, NDI Georgia Country Director; Ambassador Per Eklung; Ambassador Laurie Fulton, and Laura Linderman, The Atlantic Council
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