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2016-10-11
Social programs and promises of the political parties
On October 8, 2016 more than 200 parties were registered for the Parliamentary Elections. They presented election programs to voters. The South-East European Partnership Initiative published a research – Social Programs and Promises of the Political Parties, which evaluated election programs of several political parties. 
2016-10-11
Joint Preliminary Statement on the first round of the Parliamentary Elections on 8 October 2016
(Berlin, Brussels, Oslo and Tbilisi, 9 October 2016) The joint international election observation mission of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC), European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE), International Elections Study Center (IESC) and International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) was established in Georgia on 12 September. On Election Day, the Mission deployed 36 international observers who visited more than 200 polling stations across the country. This preliminary statement summarizes our findings. The Mission’s final report will be published after the run-off election.
2016-10-09
The Central Election Commission acknowledged the October 8 Elections in Marneuli Election Precinct #48

On October 8, during the Parliamentary Elections, the observers criticized the situation in the Precinct #48 of the Marneuli DEC #36. Despite that, the CEC did not question the election results of the polling station. 
2016-10-09
Human Rights Center Evaluates 2016 Parliamentary Elections
Human Rights Center observed the Parliamentary Elections in four regions of Georgia. The monitors and journalists of the Center are deployed in the conflict-affected villages of Shida Kartli and in Gori; in Imereti region - in the conflict affected villages in Sachkhere municipality; Kvemo Kartli region - in the villages compactly inhabited with ethnic minorities in Gardabani, Marneuli and Bolinisi municipalities and in Rustavi; Kakheti region – in the villages of Pankisi Gorge. 


2016-10-08
Information about ongoing election process reported by Human Rights Center’s observers from different election districts by 21:30 pm
Today, Human Rights Center observes the Parliamentary Elections in four regions of Georgia. The monitors and journalists of the Center are deployed in the conflict-affected villages of Shida Kartli and in Gori; in Imereti region - in the conflict affected villages in Sachkhere municipality; Kvemo Kartli region - in the villages compactly inhabited with ethnic minorities in Gardabani, Marneuli and Bolinisi municipalities and in Rustavi; Kakheti region – in the villages of Pankisi Gorge.
2016-10-07
Election reality and ethnic Azerbaijani people
“Several days are left before the elections and we still do not know how many single mandate candidates participate in the ballot in our district. We met only one ethnic Azerbaijani female candidate and one Georgian candidate, who met people in the school. To tell the truth, I do not expect that any of them will do any good for us,” Vahid Humbethov from Nakhiduri village, Bolnisi municipality said.
2016-10-06
Successful Cases of Human Rights Center (July-September, 2016)
1. The convicted person won trial against the Ministry of Internal Affairs with the support of Human Rights Center 2.The Appeal Court Also Confirmed Labor Discrimination in TELASI 
 
2016-10-05
Human Rights Center requests punishment of the policeman for the indifference in the case of murdered woman
Human Rights Center works on  the alleged professional negligence of a police officer in the murder case of the 20-year-old woman K.I in Ponitchala, who was killed by her husband on July 12, 2016..
2016-10-03
Political Transfiguration of the Free Democrat’s single mandate candidate in Rustavi
Teimuraz Menapire, the single mandate candidate of the political party Irakli Alasania – Free Democrats in Rustavi DEC #30, left the party when there was no time to replace him with new candidate. 
2016-10-03
Fire was open against Irakli Okruashvili during the pre-election meeting
On October 2, when the single mandate candidate in Gori Irakli Okruashvili was meeting the local population, somebody opened fire in his direction. Koba Koshadze, Okruashvili’s security officer, and Bidzina Tomashvili, the member of his political party, were wounded.
2016-09-30
Dead people in the election lists
8 days before the Election Day, the representatives of the political parties talk about dead people in the election lists. 
2016-09-30
The Governor of Kaspi Municipality is accused in misuse of administrative resources
Vakhtang Bezhitashvili, the single mandate candidate from the Free Democrats, accused the Municipality Governor in the misuse of administrative resources. Bezhitashvili said the governor Gocha Gochitashvili went by service car to the election office of the Georgian Dream. Bezhitashvili disseminated the video to prove the statement in social media. 
2016-09-30
Ethnic Azerbaijani people and Elections
After the 2012 Parliamentary Elections 8 ethnic minorities became members of the Parliament of Georgia. In 2008-2012 there were 6 ethnic minority MPs in the Georgian Parliament, in 2004-2008 their number was 12 and in 1998-2004 – 16. 
2016-09-30
The war of election banners
The election experts, representatives of NGOs and the chairwoman of the Central Election Commission positively evaluate the pre-election campaign. The CEC chairwoman promised the 2016 Parliamentary Elections will be more organized than ever. Tamar Zhvania said the miscarriages from the previous elections were easily tackled. 

2016-09-30
The MP Candidates in the Pre-Election Campaign and Voters without Information
“What has the MP, whom we elected, done for us? He has never come to us and got interested in our problems. We have no gas and water supplies but nobody cares about it. Members of one of the political parties came here and tried to convince us to vote for him and their Georgian candidate.
2016-09-30
Cable TVs in the process to switch to digit broadcasting
On September 29, Georgian Cable TV Union organized international conference – The Days of the Georgian Cable TVs – Third Millennium Together, in the Tbilisi Celebration Palace of Rituals. 

2016-09-26
Up to 60 families might lose their flats in Gori

The residential buildings are demolished in the Kombinati settlement in Gori. That’s why up to 60 families can lose flats and stay homeless. The local population declared they several times applied the Local Self-Government and the Central Government of Georgia about their living conditions, but there was no response. 
2016-09-26
Preparation for the meeting with the Prime-Minister and attack on journalist in Tsnori
Yesterday, preparation works started for the meeting with the Prime-Minister in the central street of Tsnori, which had been under construction for several months. The workers were forced to clean the street from the stones and to fill the pits with asphalt and concrete in a heavy rain. Tamaz Mateshvili, the representative of the Tsnori district governor in the village, came drunk to the Liberty Street after the journalist of the Information Center of Kakheti arrived on the site. He cursed the journalist and slapped in the face and then left the territory by his car. 

2016-09-23
Election banners of the United National Movement were destroyed in Gori Municipality
On September 17, several residents of Plavismani village in Gori Municipality destroyed the election banners of the single mandate candidate from UNM, Badri Basishvili. 
2016-09-22
Tamar Zhvania: “The society believes that we no longer discuss falsification problems”
Humanrights.ge interviewed Tamar Zhvania, the chairwoman of the Central Election Commission, about the pre-election environment. 
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