Transparency International Georgia studied the issue of campaign finances of 2021 municipal elections from August 2 to November 13, 2021. 13 election subjects who either are getting public funding or who received donations of at least GEL 100,000 during the year were selected for the study.
The ruling party worsens the regulation for electing the chairperson and professional members of the CEC, which contradicts the political agreement of April 19
On December 15, the Parliament of Georgia passed, in the first reading, a draft law which, if approved, practically abolishes the rule elaborated as a result of the political agreement of April 19, 2021 (the so-called Charles Michel’s agreement), and substantially worsens the procedure of electing th
Transparency International Georgia monitored the second round of the local self-government elections with over 250 observers. Our observers have reported up to 150 insignificant and relatively serious violations during the day. We have filed a total of 23 complaints in the district and precinct electoral commissions.
According to our election monitoring, the second round of 2021 local self-government elections was being held in a largely peaceful environment during the first half of the day, but later the situation became tense at many electoral precincts, with reports of escalating instances of physical and verbal confrontations.
According to our election monitoring, the second round of 2021 local self-government elections are being held in a largely peaceful environment. Vast majority of the electoral precincts, where our static observers are stationed, have been opened on time.
ELECTIONS DAYSecond round
Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) will deploy up to 250 observers to monitor the run-off municipal elections of October 30, 2021. Our static observers will cover 170 precincts of 28 election districts. 30 mobile groups will also be involved in election observation.