Foreign Media about Georgia
Majoritarian Candidates Will Have Their 5 000 Lari Recovered based on CEC Resolution
April 30, 2013
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.
Majoritarian Candidates Losing Interim Elections Will Receive Their 5 000 lari Back
April 22, 2013
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.
Marneuli District Governor Blamed in Oppression on His Deputy
April 4, 2013
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.
ISFED- About 2 000 People Dismissed from Local Self-Governmental Agencies
April 1, 2013
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.
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