TBILISI, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- The 2013 Georgian presidential election was proceeding in a calm atmosphere Sunday, according to the Georgian Central Election Commission (CEC).
However, the CEC lost contact with two of its election precincts in the Caucasus Mountains area of Mestia, CEC spokesperson Ekaterine Azarashvili told the commission's first official briefing on the election process.
"As of now, we are unable to get in touch with two election precincts in Mestia, Svaneti and we will provide information about the election process in these particular precincts shortly," she said.
The CEC has set up special hotlines to take reports of any irregularities during voting.
More than 3.5 million voters are expected to cast their ballots to elect the fourth president of the South Caucasus country from 23 candidates, the biggest field since independence in 1991.