Third Interim Report on Use of Administrative Resources for Election Campaign, May 25
The third interim report on the use of administrative resources for election campaign covers the period of time between 6 May and 24 May 2010 and focuses mainly on three types of administrative resources: coercive, logistical and human resources. Involvement of public officials and representatives of the power-wielding agencies in the election campaign was particularly frequent during the reporting period. Public officials engaged in agitation on the ruling party’s behalf while performing their official duties, which is prohibited by the law. Representatives of the power-wielding agencies, meanwhile, are banned from participating in an election campaign altogether. Instances of intimidation of opposition candidates and activists, as well as misuse of budget resources, were once again recorded in a number of districts. The information below has been supplied by Transparency International Georgia’s regional coordinators and other regional contacts, journalists, civil society representatives, public officials and party activists.