violations during 2013 presidential election

NDI: Georgia’s election as calm as in the US

By | November 1st, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

Voting on election day. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–National Democratic Institute (NDI) says after observing the election campaign and the October 27 election that a multiparty and competitive election is becoming routine in Georgian politics. NDI’s observer mission consisted of a 20-member group, who […]

Report highlights some irregularities in Georgia’s election

By | October 30th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: , |

Observers from six eastern European countries found minor irregularities in Georgia’s presidential election. (EILAT.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Task Force (TF) gives Sunday’s election a positive evaluation, but also highlights several violations. The task force consisted of seven observers from Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Moldova, Ukraine and Poland, […]

Guards protecting election posters in prison

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

Sozar Subari. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Special guards are protecting election posters of one of the presidential candidates in a prison, to prevent prisoners from tearing them down. Under Georgian law, every person who is detained but has not yet received a verdict, and those who have […]

Break-in attempt at election precincts in Georgia

By | October 26th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

TBILIISI, DFWatch–Unknown people Friday night attempted to break into two election precincts in Nadzaladevi, a district in Tbilisi. Police detained them before they managed to break in. The precincts were not damaged. The reason for the break-in attempt is not yet […]

ISFED lists violations in Georgia’s election campaign

By | October 16th, 2013|Categories: NGO news|Tags: , , |

Nino Lomjaria, head of ISFED. TBILISI, DFWatch–The fifth interim report of International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED), covering the period from September 8 to October 6, identified 5 cases of political intimidation, 3 cases of obstructing the election campaign and other […]

NGOs highlight problems with voter registration

By | September 25th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

From left to right: Rusiko Machaidze, Keti Chachava, and Irina Putkaradze. (DFWatch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–DF Watch organized another round table discussion on September 18 about election. It was attended by the representatives of two local non-governmental organizations, and the purpose was to discuss problems in the election period and what steps have […]

Georgia’s commission to prevent election fraud holds first session

By | August 20th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: , , |

Minister of Justice, Thea Tsulukiani. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s interagency commission for free and fair elections on Monday held its first session. It was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Justice. The commission was created ahead of last year’s parliamentary election to prevent […]

Ivanishvili wedding appearance might have violated campaign rules

By | August 12th, 2013|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili taking part in a village tradition at an Adjara wedding. (ISFED.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili might have violated election legislation after he gave a ring to a wedding couple during a visit to a village. International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED), which is observing events around the […]