incidents in 2016 election campaign

Socialists’ founding congress canceled after slapping incident

By | August 5th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

Party leader Valeri Kvaratskhelia says Socialist Georgia wants a military treaty with Russia and to create a socialist society. TBILISI, DFWatch–The new party Socialist Georgia canceled its founding congress on Thursday, after a quarrel with a protester led to the arrest of one of its members. The assembly was planned held at the music school in Telavi, a town in the eastern Kakheti region. […]

Political clash outside UNM office in Batumi, one detained

By | August 4th, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–One person was detained in western Georgia on Thursday,  after a fight broke out in front of the local branch office of the National Movement (UNM). Protesters from the organization Our Homeland burned an effigy of ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili, […]

‘Undue connections between political groups and law enforcement’

By | July 26th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

President Georgi Margvelashvili. TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian president Giorgi Margvelashvili political groups have informal connections with law enforcement and other state bodies and are using them for political purposes. “This trend is used for political goals,” the president said on Monday, […]