The Interagency Task Force for Free and Fair Elections (IATF), under the coordination of the Ministry of Justice, has published a midterm report of its activities.
Georgia’s next presidential election will take place on 27 October. Holding it in a peaceful and competitive manner will depend on whether candidates will be able to campaign freely and whether the electorate is able to freely express its will through the ballot.
On 10 September, the Georgian Public Broadcaster (the GPB) declined (in Georgian) a request from the United National Movement (the UNM) to air six videos of a political nature, citing that the videos did not comply with the requi
On 3 September, the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Georgia refused to register Salome Zourabichvili as a candidate for the 2013 presidential elections. Zourabichvili holds both Georgian and French citizenship.
At a press conference today, eleven non-governmental organizations working on electoral issues announced that they are proposing Ms. Tamar Zhvania as a candidate for the chairperson's position of the Central Election Commission.