US Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland said that a "genuine competition" is observed at Georgian parliamentary elections and told about the unpredictability of the results, reports Georgian news agencies.
Norland called on Georgian public for calm and patience during the count of votes and assessments of any difficulties.
"We call to the public for calm, trust and patience during the count and respective assessment of any difficulties", news agencies quoted the ambassador as saying.
"In spite of forecasts and statements, no one can predict the outcomes of today's elections. The results depend on each vote. We were asked to monitor the elections according to international standards and report any law violations. We hope that there will be no violations, but if we observe any, we will report them", said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the British Foreign Office warned nationals of its country of the risk of protests in Georgia in connection with the parliamentary elections and recommends to refrain from visiting places of demonstrations, said the statement of the British Foreign Ministry.
"Georgia will hold parliamentary elections on 1 October. There is a risk of further protests. You should avoid large gatherings and locations where demonstrations are taking place. Should you find yourself in the vicinity of a demonstration or public gathering, you should exercise vigilance and caution at all times", Georgian news agencies quoted the statement.
It is to be recalled that a voting into a parliament of the country has started in Georgia on Monday, 1 October, from 8 am in the morning. The voting takes place at 3,719 sites in 73 constituencies. There are 3.6 million registered voters.
Department of Monitoring