violations during 2012 parliamentary election

Former intelligence official detained for election fraud

By | October 26th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The Ministry of Internal Affairs in Georgia Friday detained the former chairman of the Constitutional Security Department (known as Kudi) of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, who is accused with organizing election fraud. Temur Pataridze is charged […]

Saakashvili’s party had 700 state debit cards in ’12 campaign

By | July 31st, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Former Justice Minister Zurab Adeisvhili personally ordered the Chairman of Tbilisi Development Foundation to order debit cards, which made it possible to withdraw millions from the state coffers. The scheme was meant to be used to finance the National […]

By-elections to be held April 27

By | February 15th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–By-elections will be held April 27 in three districts of Georgia to fill seats made vacant when members of parliament were appointed to government positions last year. The three districts are Nadzaladevi in Tbilisi, and Baghdati and Samtreida, two […]

Hidden political ads in Georgian election campaign

By | October 18th, 2012|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — During the election campaign in Georgia there were hidden political advertisements on TV. This is the result of a study by the Human Rights Center in Tbilisi. The group have studied advertising clips and found examples of hidden commercials on TV […]

More elections in Georgia following violations

By | October 12th, 2012|Categories: Elections, Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Several election districts in Georgia will have to vote again on October 14 because the results of the October 1 parliamentary election were annulled due to violations, according to the Central Election Commission (CEC). The commission decided on Wednesday […]

Georgian election was competitive, OSCE finds

By | October 2nd, 2012|Categories: Elections, Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – OSCE says Georgia made an important step in consolidating the conduct of democratic elections, but there are still some key issues left needing to address. The organization has the largest contingent of election observers here, under its Office for […]

Young lawyers found violations

By | October 2nd, 2012|Categories: Elections, Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgian Young Lawyer’s Association discovered many violations during the election October 1. At a press conference 21:00 GYLA detailed their findings. The organization has information that near two election precincts special forces are mobilized. […]

Violations continued during election day

By | October 1st, 2012|Categories: Elections, Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Another series of violations are regularly reported through local non-government organizations, media outlets and social networks from all over the country in Monday’s parliamentary elections. The movement Multinational Georgia reports about twenty […]

Reports of violations

By | October 1st, 2012|Categories: Elections, Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Local non-governmental organizations are reporting about different kinds of violations in Monday’s election. Transparency International Georgia (TI) reports that one of the main problems is that there are not enough ballot-papers and envelopes in […]