The 2013 Georgian Presidential Election: An Assessment
Georgia’s sixth presidential elections since gaining independence in 1991 was held on 27 October 2013. The elections decided who will succeed President Mikhel Saakashvili, who is constitutionally barred from seeking a third consecutive term.
Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz, former U.S. Ambassador to Georgia (1998-2001), served as an election monitor under the auspices of the National Democratic Institute. He commented on his evaluation of the election based on his on-the-ground observations. He was joined by Laura Jewett, Regional Director, Eurasia Programs, National Democratic Institute.
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