There has been an unprecedented increase in the funding allocated to local government entities in Georgia’s state budget ahead of the 2010 local elections. The total transfers to local government bodies in the state budget exceed the previous year’s figure by 34%.
Memorandum of Understanding of Georgian NGO on the Promotion of Fair and Transparent Local Elections in 2010
Memorandum of Understanding of Georgian NGO on the Promotion of Fair and Transparent Local Elections in 2010 Given the importance of the 2010 Local Government Elections for the democratic future of Georgia and its stability, NGOs operating in Georgia and signatories of this memorandum declare their willingness to promote a healthy environment in which the elections can be held in a free, compet
Tbilisi, Georgia – On 21 May 2008 Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) conducted monitoring of polling and counting procedures in the region of Kvemo Kartli. The organization deployed its monitors to 110 polling stations in the following five election districts: Marneuli, Gardabani, Bolnisi, Dmanisi, and Tsalka, thus covering 40% of the polling stations in the region.
Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) and GORBI-Gallup International are carrying out pre-election media monitoring covering the period from 17 November 2007 to 5 January 2008. The monitoring covers national TV stations and newspapers. As part of this monitoring, TI Georgia and GORBI evaluate:
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.