2013-05-14Rezonansi Journalists to Appeal Against CEC Decision
May 13 issue of the Rezonansi newspaper relates regarding the ongoing dispute between the journalists of the newspaper and the CEC. The article as well remarks that the DEC of Nadzaladevi district and CEC haven’t granted the application of the journalists. The journalists on their part demand making up of administrative offence protocol regarding the people that had interfered with the correspondents hampering their professional activity and insulted them during the interim elections of April 27.
2013-04-30Majoritarian Candidates Will Have Their 5 000 Lari Recovered based on CEC Resolution
Georgian Central Election Commission’s letter to Human Rights Center states that four majoritarian candidates, who lost interim parliamentary elections of April 27, will have their 5 000 lari deposits recovered. In accordance to the old provision in the law, candidates had transferred the sum to the CEC account to get registered in the elections.
2013-04-22Majoritarian Candidates Losing Interim Elections Will Receive Their 5 000 lari Back
Constitutional Court of Georgia upheld the constitutional lawsuit of Human Rights Center on the case Besik Adamia vs Parliament of Georgia. Hence, majoritarian candidates will not have to have 5 000 lari deposit to participate in the parliamentary elections.
2013-04-04Marneuli District Governor Blamed in Oppression on His Deputy
Marneuli district deputy governor Otar Chanturia complains about his intimidation and blames district governor Paata Abramishvili in the oppression. He said the governor compels him to write resignation letter and leave job voluntarily. Chanturia is not going to resign and intends to appeal to the court.
2013-04-01ISFED- About 2 000 People Dismissed from Local Self-Governmental Agencies
International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) studied ongoing personnel changes in the local self-governmental institutions after parliamentary elections of 2012. According to the public data collected from all municipalities of Georgia, 1790 employees were fired from local governmental agencies from October 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013. The personnel reduction took place in 54 district administrations and 25 municipal boards out of total 69 districts.
2013-02-27Constitutional Court has started hearing Besik Adamia’s complaint regarding election vouching issue
On February 26, Georgian Constitutional Court heard the complaint of Citizen Besik Adamia. Plaintiff protests the amendments that were introduced to the Election Code by the Georgian Parliament, and according to them only the independent deputy presented by the initiative group, will have to pay as a election sponsor 5 000 GEL on the account of Central Election Commission (CEC). Denoted amendments were introduced to the Election Code in the end of 2011.
2013-02-25Politically Motivated Replacements of Public Officials
Since October 1, 2012 Parliamentary Elections, 679 public servants were dismissed from local self-governmental bodies in Kakheti region.
2013-02-20Municipal Board Members Spend Funds Allocated from the Budget
In accordance to the law, members of municipal boards do not get salaries. Only chairman, deputy chairman and chairmen of the board fractions receive salaries. Despite that, the municipal board passed resolution based on which 500 lari is transferred to each board member every month.
2013-02-18100 Day of Self-Government in Gori
After the parliamentary elections of October 1, 2012 governors of Gori, Kaspi, Kareli and Khashuri districts resigned. Before resignation, Kareli district former governor Ilia Burjanadze said financial police officers started inspection of his office. In all other cases, the district governors said reason of their resignation was new political reality and cohabitation.
2013-02-13GYLA Held Presentation of Monitoring Report of Election Environment
On February 11, 2013, Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association held presentation of the report of monitoring pre-election environment, the Election Day and the post-election period. The report covers the results of monitoring from August 1 through October 20, 2012 (GYLA started monitoring of pre-election processes much earlier, on January 1, 2012, and evaluated the pre-election environment in two interim reports).
2013-02-11Georgian Dream Elected Chairman in Khoni
2013-02-11Georgian Dream’s Conference Failed in Vani
2013-02-05Sanodze Replies to Saganelidze’s Accusations
2013-02-04Noise about Adjara Supreme Election Commission
Representatives of the Adjara based nongovernmental organizations protest the January 29 decision of the Adjara Supreme Council, according to which rule of staffing the Supreme Election Commission (SEC) is to be changed. NGOs claim these amendments are politically motivated and ask the chairman of the Adjara government not to sign the adopted amendments in hurry.
2013-02-04Assembly of Georgian Dream Failed in Khoni
On January 28, Assembly of the Georgian Dream was scheduled in Khoni, where chairman of the district organization was to be elected. However, the meeting was canceled.
2013-02-04Competition for Chair-Lovers and Star of the Chairman of the City Council Was Opened in Kutaisi
2013-02-01GYLA Responds to the Dismissal from Work of Municipal Public Servants, Neli Sakuashvili and Mino Maisuradze
Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) has been monitoring the developments unfolding at local self-government agencies. A group of problems that has been evident recently is related to dismissals of municipality public servants. It has been reported that dismissals have been based on letters of resignation; however, it must be addressed whether these letters have been written willingly or as a result of psychological pressure or any other illegal action by officials.
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