Central Election Commission

3.1 million voters registered ahead of Georgia’s election

By | October 20th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Eka Azarashvili, spokesperson for the Central Election Commission. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Central Election Commission (CEC) annonced Saturday that there are 3 537 719 registered voters ahead of the October 27 presidential election in Georgia. Ekaterine Azarashvili, press spokesperson for CEC, said at a press conference that the number […]

Georgia’s CEC selects new chair

By | September 12th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The Central Election Commission in Georgia Wednesday chose Tamar Zhvania as new chair. Zhvania previously worked on election issues at UNDP. She received the votes of all six of the commission members. President Mikheil Saakashvili on Monday […]

Saakashvili names three candidates for new CEC head

By | September 10th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: , , , |

President Mikheil Saakashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, has presented three candidates for head of the Central Election Commission (CEC). Saakashvili’s proposed candidates are Tamar Zhvania, Manuchar Gamkrelidze and Konstantine Amirajibi. The candidates were […]

Georgian NGOs want a new CEC head with UN background

By | August 23rd, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Eleven non-governmental organizations which work on election issues will Friday name their candidate to fill the vacant position as chairman of the Central Election Commission. The NGOs plan to propose Tamar Zhvania, a project manager at […]

Georgia’s CEC head resigns

By | August 12th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: , |

Zurab Kharatishvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Two months before Georgia’s presidential election, the head of the Central Election Commission (CEC), Zurab Kharatishvili, has resigned. Kharatishvili’s reason for leaving is not known. He has published a statement saying that he is leaving, but will […]

Christian democrat withdraws from election in protest

By | September 26th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – One of the leaders of the opposition Christian Democrats party today withdrew her candidacy as majoritarian candidate for parliament. Inga Grigolia, a well-known former journalist, is now a member of the Christian Democrats, which is considered by […]

CEC introduces de facto photo ban at precincts

By | September 25th, 2012|Categories: Elections, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) has established many prohibitions on the use of photographic equipment at election precincts, which in fact restricts and makes it impossible to take photos on Election Day. Use of photos may document […]

Central Election Commission agrees to standards of practice

By | August 17th, 2012|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia’s Central Election Commission has signed a memorandum with seven local non-government organizations (NGOs) and the inter-agency commission about usage of administrative resources during the election period. The signatory […]