Accessibility links

Breaking News

Observers Hail Georgian Local Elections

President Mikheil Saakashnivli voting in the October 5 municipal elections (InterPressNews) PRAGUE, October 6, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- International observers say Georgia's local elections on October 5 were generally successful, but also noted some shortcomings.

The head of the Central Election Commission, Guram Chalagashvili, says there were serious violations in six electoral districts and that there may be a repeat election in one district.

Preliminary results released so far suggest that the ruling National Movement has an overwhelming lead.

RFE/RL Caucasus Report

RFE/RL Caucasus Report

SUBSCRIBE For weekly news and in-depth analysis on Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Russia's North Caucasus by e-mail, subscribe to "RFE/RL Caucasus Report."

RFE/RL has been declared an "undesirable organization" by the Russian government.

If you are in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine and hold a Russian passport or are a stateless person residing permanently in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine, please note that you could face fines or imprisonment for sharing, liking, commenting on, or saving our content, or for contacting us.

To find out more, click here.