2016-08-23Political polarization and its consequences in Georgia
Gap between political parties and their extreme polarization has been believed to be one of the obstacles for the development of the state of Georgia. European Union, Council of Europe and OSCE underlined that the political polarization is very serious problem in Georgia. The situation gets particularly acute before the Parliamentary Elections, when the confrontation between the parties turns into bloody battle and voters also take part in the fights.
2016-08-20Pro-Russian Party, Whose TV Ad Sparked Outcry, Banned from Election
A fringe pro-Russian party, which became known to a wider public after its campaign TV ad, pledging “legalizing” Russian military bases in Georgia, drew quick and widespread condemnation, has been banned from running in the October 8 parliamentary elections on the procedural grounds not related, at least formally, to party’s controversial ad.
2016-08-19United single mandate districts – pros and cons
Several municipalities meet the 2016 Parliamentary Elections with united election districts. Therefore, two municipalities will have one single mandate MP in the 9th convocation of Georgian Parliament. The political parties and experts negatively assessed the amendment, which was done to equalize the votes of electorate. Beside negative evaluation, the representatives of the political parties gave positive assessment to the amendment.
2016-08-17Who was interested in the information of the National Forum?!
The members of the political union National Forum asses breaking into their Nadzaladevi office and into the house of their single mandate candidates a political revenge. The MIA states the results from the expertise will speed up the investigation.
2016-08-17Ethnic Azerbaijani People and Parliamentary Elections
Will ethnic Azerbaijani citizens of Georgia take part in the October 8, 2016 Parliamentary Elections? – the journalist of Human Rights House Tbilisi interviewed residents of Kvemo Kartli region.
2016-08-15Political Union Centrists promises Russian pensions electorates
The leader of the political union “Centrists Temur Khachishvili promised citizens of Rustavi to get additional 400 GEL pension from Russia.
2016-08-12Members of the political parties speak about pre-election frauds
In the Kutaisi regional office of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association GYLA the members of the political parties, representatives of media and civil society organizations discussed the following issues: winning the voters over, raiding of regional offices of political parties, blackmailing public servants, misuse of administrative resources during pre-election campaigns, budget amendments in the pre-election period that is restricted by the law etc.
2016-08-11“Girchi” will not fullill the Public Defender’s proposal
Public Defender Ucha Nanuashvili criticized one of the pre-election video clips of th new political center “Girchi’s” disseminated via social media and on the web page of the organization itself. The direct target group of the pre-election advertisement is youth and encourages them to participate in the elections. At the same time, the video-roll presents the “Girchi’s” attitude towards elderly people.
2016-08-11Who are main donators of the “Georgian Dream”
In July, 2016 Ltd “Alfa” was the largest donator for the Georgian Dream with 120 000 GEL”. The company belongs to Koba Kurdghelashvili, the former single mandate candidate of the “National Movement” in the Parliament in Kaspi, municipality.. Among the largest donator physical persons are recently nominated single mandate candidates and the acting single mandate MP from the National Movement.
2016-08-11Failed assembly of “Socialist Georgia” and confrontation in Telavi
“I protest your activities. Today, in the 21st century, it is not a time for the Soviet Union. Russia is occupant, Russia is murderer and you are all slaves”, - after the former correspondent of the Public Broadcaster in Kakheti Region Roman Kevkhishvili said these words one of the founders of the“ Socialist Georgia” Temur Pipia, slapped him. In response, the journalist threw the egg to him. The founding assembly of the Socialist Georgia failed in Telavi.
2016-08-09Simplified registration of plots coincided with the pre-election period
Population of Kvemo Kartli periodically holds demonstrations and asks for the registration of plots. Despite the fact that the problem exists for a very long time, the government started to solve this problem during pre-election period. The law, which will regulate the process of plot’s registration, went in force from August 1.
Mamed Sariev, who lives in the municipality of Gardabani, several times tried to register a plot, but in vain.
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