07/06/2004 - 23/06/2004
On the occasion of the regional elections, which took place on 20 June 2004 in the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, Georgia, and according to the request of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of Georgia, the Venice Commission made available to the Supreme Electoral Commission (SEC) of Adjara an expert in the electoral law Bernard OWEN. Mr Owen assisted the electoral administration of the Republic in the legal and technical aspects of the preparation of the elections.
In addition, Gaël Martin-Micallef of the Secretariat of the Venice Commission took part in the Council of Europe’s Congress Election Observation mission, from 16 – 22 June 2004. The members of the Mission met with the representatives of CEC of Georgia and SEC of Adjara, as well as with the political parties. The delegation observed the election process in some 60 polling stations on Sunday 20 June.