The meeting of the Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe was held in Vienna at the Austrian Parliament on 22 November 2013 under the Austrian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers. The Standing Committee discussed and took note of the report of the Ad hoc Committee of the Bureau chaired by Ms Meritxell Mateu Pi on the Observation of the presidential election in Georgia (27 October 2013). In the report the ad hoc committee concluded that the presidential election held in Georgia on 27 October 2013 “was efficiently administered, transparent and took place in an amicable and constructive environment. Fundamental freedoms of expression, movement and assembly were respected, and candidates were able to campaign without restriction. Just one year after the parliamentary elections, Georgia’s citizens have again demonstrated their political maturity in this presidential election, in a peaceful climate and with an inclusive process, thanks to the election administration. These elections are an important achievement for the country and for the entire South Caucasus region”.