January 5, 2008 Extraordinary Presidential Elections and Plebiscite Preliminary Report, December 5, 2007
Presidential Elections - TI Georgia Monitored Voting by Preliminary Detainees Throughout the Country
Only 7% of preliminary detainees were able to exercise their constitutional right to vote for the reasons beyond their controlOn voting day all prisons were transferred under the strict regimeTbilisi, Georgia - On 5 January 2008 Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) deployed its observers to eight preliminary detention facilities throughout the country to mo
Presidential Elections - TI Georgia Announces Preliminary Results of Monitoring of Misuse of Administrative Resources During Pre-election Campaign
TI GEORGIA ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF MONITORING OF MISUSE OF ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCES DURING PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5, 2007 Tbilisi, Georgia – On November 8, 2007, President Mikheil Saakashvili announced early presidential elections to relieve the tension after the dispersal of the November 7th protests.
In order to strengthen public trust in the assessment and results of elections, it is crucial that the electoral process take place in a fair and calm environment. The responsibility for this process falls on not only the authorities. Rather, it should be shared among the authorities, the opposition forces, every subject engaged in the process, and society.
To the President of Georgia Mr.
State-financed employment programmes have become a new tradition since 2006. While the true scale of the unemployment problem in Georgia is misrepresented by the official statistics, the actual magnitude of unemployment is acknowledged by the heavy focus on the issue, especially at politically sensitive times. Elections have proven an especially effective moment to capture the momentum.
Political parties are necessary for the functioning of a modern democracy. The strength and degree of institutionalisation of a party system is often invoked as a reliable measure of the strength of democracy itself in a given country. Evaluation of a party system is especially useful in analyses of countries with relatively short and/or mixed track records of democratic functioning.