elections - საერთაშორისო გამჭვირვალობა - საქართველო
01 June, 2011

Proposals for Georgian electoral reform, explained

Numerous proposals to reform the electoral system in Georgia are circulating. The final structure of that reform will be a key part of this emerging Democracy's future success. We firmly believe that citizens should understand the details of this debate, and with that aim in mind have summarized the proposals that are now on the table of the Election Code Working Group (ECWG).

06 May, 2011

Electoral Code Reform

Last October, the Election Code Working Group (ECWG) – a body involving the ruling National Movement and opposition parties – was formed as a negotiating forum where the various parties could propose amendments to the law on elections.

02 May, 2011

Local NGOs’ Opinion on Improving the Electoral Environment

The four organizations – Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia), International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED), Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) and New Generation New Initiative (nGnI) – are carefully observing the negotiation process undertaken by the multi-party group working on the improvement of the electoral code .

15 December, 2010

Government's Final Report on 2010 Local Elections Still Has Gaps

On November 4, 2010, the Georgian government's Inter-Agency Task Force for Free and Fair Elections (IATF) published its final report on local elections held on May 30, 2010. The IATF was created prior to the May 30 2010 local elections, to promote a transparent and fair environment for conducting elections through improved coordination between different agencies.

12 October, 2010

Mestia: Questions Remain After Incidents Involving Opposition Activists

A number of incidents that involved outspoken government critics in Mestia this spring and summer have stifled opposition voices in Svaneti during a period of intense government investments into the region’s tourism potential. Five months after opposition party candidates were threatened by local officials and paramilitary forces, nobody has been held accountable for the incident.