TBILISI Oct 9 The Organization for Security and
Co-operation in Europe said on Sunday that a parliamentary
election held in Georgia the previous day had been competitive
and that fundamental freedoms had been generally respected.
The OSCE gave the election a broadly positive assessment in
a statement, but flagged up allegations of unlawful campaigning,
incidents of violence, some procedural counting problems, and
accused some broadcasters of not providing balanced coverage.
With more than three quarters of the vote counted, partial
results show the ruling Georgian Dream party is on track to
comfortably win the election.
(Reporting by Margarita Antidze; Editing by Andrew Osborn)