2013-08-14Politicians Criticize CEC Head for Resigning at 'Wrong Time'
A decision by chairman of the Central Election Commission, Zurab Kharatishvili, to resign eleven weeks before the presidential election has been criticized by senior Georgian Dream figures as “ill-timed.”
2013-08-14Election-Related Dates and Deadlines
September 7 – deadline for political parties and initiative groups to name their presidential candidates and to file an application to CEC to seek permission for launch of collection of signatures of supporters, required for being registered as a presidential candidate.
2013-08-14About 50 Members Officially Quitted Georgian Dream
About 50 members quitted political coalition Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia in Lanchkhuti and joined Nino Burjanadze’s party. Former members of the Coalition said although they left the GD, they still support Bidzina Ivanishvili and his policy and believe that tandem of Burjanadze and Ivanishvili is best way to save the country.
2013-08-13NGOs Think Prime-Minister Breached Law When Giving A Gift to Married Couple at Shuamtoba Celebration
Nongovernmental organizations evaluated the activities of the presidential candidate of the Georgian Dream and prime-minister before presidential elections as illegal. They responded to Giorgi Margvelashvili’s participation in the Tushetoba celebration and giving a diamond ring to a just-married couple during Shuamtoba celebration by Bidzina Ivanishvili.
2013-08-09Kutaisi Regional Election Commission Started Working
Kutaisi District Election Commission # 59 staffed with five permanent members, one representative from the Central Election Commission, seven from political parties started preparation for the presidential elections of October 27, 2013.
2013-08-07New Chairman of a Commission at Kutaisi City Council Is Former Member of the United National Movement
2013-08-02Noisy Reorganization in Kutaisi City Hall
Dimitry Kopalyani, who was appointed to the position of the Kutaisi City Mayor on June 5 after his 22-year working in the USA, started his activities in the City Hall with large-scaled reorganization. According to the Transparency International –Georgia, after parliamentary elections of 2012, 88 employees were sacked from the City Hall.
2013-08-02Reorganization Underway at Lanchkhuti District Administration
After the Parliamentary Election of October 1, 2012, Lanchkhuti district has had new interim governor – Zaza Urushadze. Representatives of the local organization of the National Movement blame him in employing new people in the administration according to political party membership. However, the new governor categorically denies the accusation.
2013-07-25Georgia Braces Itself For The Post-Saakashvili Era
In three months' time, on October 31, Georgians will go to the polls to elect a successor to current President Mikheil Saakashvili, who has dominated national politics for the past decade. Saakashvili is barred by the constitution from seeking a third consecutive term, but in a recent talk-show interview he did not exclude his continued engagement in politics.
2013-07-03Nongovernmental Organizations Have Different Opinions about Election Day Set by the President
Mikheil Saakashvili shall change the election date – director of the Center for the Study of Electoral and Political Technologies Kakha Kakhishvili told InterPressNews. Kakha Kakhishvili recommended the nongovernmental organizations working on the election issues to appeal against the president’s order, based on which the Election Day was set.
2013-07-02Pre-Election Campaign Officially Started in Georgia
On July 1, Mikheil Saakashvili signed an order to hold Presidential Elections on October 31, 2013. Pre-election campaign/agitation starts from the moment of setting the date of Election. According to this law candidates of electoral subject have equal opportunities from this very moment.
2013-06-11Regulations of the Coverage of Pre-Election Campaign May Get Severer
Nongovernmental organizations developed package of legislative changes about media coverage of the pre-election campaign. In the frame of the inter-fraction group of the legislative body the discussion about the bill is planned on June 13.
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