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2016-12-05
სენები - სოფელი წყლის, გაზისა და გზის გარეშე
ტალახიანი ჩექმებით და წყლით სავსე ბიდონებით წყაროდან მომავალ ადამიანებს ბოლნისის რაიონის სოფელ სენებში თითქმის ყოველ ფეხის ნაბიჯზე შეხვდებით. ოღროჩოღრო, მტვერსა და ბუღში გახვეული გზაც ამ შორეულ სოფელში არსებულ ცხოვრების რთულ პირობებზე მიუთითებს
2016-11-29
Parliament of Georgia Will Return to the Capital
The 9th convocation of the Parliament of Georgia will resume spring sessions in the old building of the parliament in the capital. Kutaisi, which presumably obtained a status of the parliamentary capital only for a short time, will go back to its old routine. 
2016-11-29
Majority of political parties closed their offices in the regions
In Shida Kartli, political parties closed down their offices in the region after the parliamentary elections. Nowadays, only two political parties have regional offices in Gori – Georgian Dream and the United National Movement.

2016-11-22
Kaspi Municipality Budget to Be 9 732 200 GEL in 2017
Kaspi municipality administration drafted the 2017 budget, which amounted to 9 732 200 GEL and submitted to the municipality board for the consideration on November 18.  The majority of the municipal board members voted for the draft of the 2017 budget and it was approved. The board members from the opposition parties did not support the budget because they did not have time to review the budget in details. 
2016-11-21
Gori City Budget to Increase at 700 000 GEL in 2017
In accordance to the 2017 draft budget, Gori will have 700 000 GEL more in its budget than last year and it will reach 16 222 000 GEL. The project was already sent to the Gori City Council members for further discussion. They have to review, comment and issue recommendations to the City Hall with regard to the budget by December 25. Afterwards, the city council will have to ballot about the main financial document for the next year. 
2016-11-18
Protest Demonstrations in Parallel to the First Session of the Parliament of Georgia
The ninth convocation of the Parliament of Georgia opened the first session in Kutaisi in parallel to the protest demonstrations. Representatives of different NGOs and Free Trade Union gathered in front of the Kutaisi building of the legislative body despite the rainy weather; they called on the legislators to defend the rights of the voters.

2016-11-18
Budgets of local self-governments will fund initiatives of the MIA
“Safe city, safe region, safe country” – it is the title of the new project of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which aims to prevent crime, to operatively respond to the committed crime, to identify and combat administrative violations, to manage traffic flow and to ensure collection of valid evidence. The project aims to increase role of high technologies in the work of the police and to improve the crime-prevention activities. 
2016-11-17
Prosecutor’s Witnesses into Lawyer Mdinaradze’s Case do not Support the Prosecutor’s Position
On November 14, the Tbilisi City Court held next trial into the case of the former head of the Tbilisi Vake-Saburtalo district police unit Lasha Kvirkvaia. The case is about a high-profile case which refers to the physical assault of the lawyer Giorgi Mdinardze in the police office, for what Kvirkvaia was accused of abuse of power and harassment.
2016-11-17
“Our Diversity Is Our Wealth” – International Day of Tolerance
On November 16, the administration of the State Ministry for Reconciliation and Civic Equality of Georgia organized an official reception to mark the International Day of Tolerance. Representatives of the legislative and executive branches of the Government of Georgia, diplomatic corps, international and non-governmental organizations attended the reception. 

2016-11-15
Gori Municipality Initiative – elevator for disabled people
A 25-year-old Viktor Karkishvili is a disabled person. He lives on the 4th floor of the 5-store residential building. He has to leave house every day and says it is more difficult to leave the building than move about the city. 

2016-11-14
To rescue Katarinenfeld
The story started 200 years ago, when German people were forced to settle in Georgia. 
A part of German colonies was established in Kvemo Kartli region too. One of them – so-called Katarinenfeld, was located in the territory of Bolnisi. Probably, Germany has never been so close to Georgia as it was then, but coexistence of Georgian and German peoples turned up temporal. In 1941, with the beginning of the World War II, the Germans were exiled. 
2016-11-09
Kutaisi will have three MPs in the Parliament
3 single mandate candidates will represent interests of Kutaisi voters in the 9th convocation of the Parliament. On October 30, candidates from the ruling party won in the second round of elections. Genadi Margvelashvili received 69, 28% in the election district #47, Koba Narchemashvili received 67,33% in the election district # 49 and Dimitri Mkheidze 75.28 in the district #48. With the results, they defeated the candidates from the UNM. 
2016-11-09
Head of Gori Education Resource Center was fired
Official reason of firing Zurab Kareli from the position of the head of Gori district Education Resource Center was the audit report of the Ministry of Education and Science. However, local media reports he was dismissed because of the offensive comment he made about UNM on Facebook after the results of the second round of the Parliamentary Elections were published. Zurab Kareli offended the UNM and its supporters in the social network. 
2016-11-07
The choice of ethnic minorities – interesting tendencies
On October 30, the 2016 Parliamentary Elections were over with the second round of the majoritarian elections in 50 districts. According to the official information, the Georgian Dream won in 48 districts. The precincts of Marneuli Municipality were the noisiest in both rounds of the elections. HRIDC observers reported that the confrontation took place in the precinct #50 in Kizilajlo village. 
2016-11-02
Georgian Dream won the second round of the parliamentary elections in Kutaisi
The Georgian Dream won the second round of the Parliamentary Elections in all three single mandate districts in Kutaisi. According to the preliminary information of the CEC, Genadi Margvelashvili of the GD gained 69, 28%, and Giorgi Tevdoradze of the UNM gained 30,75% in the single mandate district #47: in the district #48 Dimitri Mkheidze of the GD gained 75,28%, and Akaki Bobokhidze of the UNM gained 24,72%; in the district #49 Koba Narchemashvili of the GD gained 67,33%, Gigi Tsereteli of the UNM - 32.67%. 
2016-11-02
Int’l Election Observers’ Assessment of Runoff Elections
The October 30 runoff elections were “competitive and administered in a manner that respected the rights of candidates and voters”, OSCE/ODIHR-led international election observation mission said in its preliminary conclusions on Monday.

2016-11-02
Voters “publicly” expressed will
Although the principle of privacy in voting is guaranteed by the Georgian legislation, during the second tour of the Parliamentary Elections, there were cases when voters placed their election cards in the ballot envelopes; some voters wrote initials on the ballot papers. Also, some voters expressed their choice differently, in particular, they used squares to mark desirable candidate.
2016-11-02
The Second round of the Parliamentary Elections – evaluations of the observation organizations
Propaganda around the precincts, issues related with inking procedures, intimidation of observers and interference in their activities, law competence of the election commission members were most important problems in the second round of the Parliamentary Elections as the observation organizations. 
2016-11-01
Turnout of voters reduced in Marneuli
“Turnout of the voters has significantly reduced. On October 8, at least 700 citizens had already come to vote by 12:00 pm but now their number is only 200,” independent observer Rezo Aliyev at the precinct # 48 in Kizilajlo village, Marneuli municipality said. 

2016-10-30
Appeal of NGOs regarding violent incident in Akhaltsikhe
We, the under-signed organizations, are concerned about the incident that happened on October 27 in Akhaltsikhe and call on the police to investigate the case promptly, objectively and impartially and take all lawful measures. Particularly alarming is allegation about possible participation of the regional governor in the incident. 
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