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14 July, 2010

Final Report on the Use of Administrative Resources for Election Campaign, June 14

TI Georgia observed the period of preparation for the 2010 local self-government elections from 15 March (prior to the election date being set) and until tallying the election results. We focused on four main types of administrative resources: legal (regulatory), financial, institutional (material and technical and human resources) and coercive resources.

11 July, 2010

Joint NGO Statement on 7 July Special Operation in Mestia

On 7 July, Local Council Member Neli Naveriani and her three relatives – Shota Japaridze, Tariel Japaridze and Davit Japaridze – were arrested on extortion charges in Mestia. The detainees were transferred to the Zugdidi preliminary detention jail on the same day.

25 June, 2010

May 20, Election Media Centre is Launched

Tbilisi, Georgia – On 20 May 2010, the Electoral Media Center established jointly by three local observer organizations – Transparency International Georgia, the International Society of Fair Elections and Democracy and the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association – was launched. The Center is located at the Media Club of the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs.

24 June, 2010

Transparency International Georgia, International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy and Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association Response to the Pre-Election report of the Georgian Inter-Agency Task Force on Free and Fair Elections, June 15

This document provides the comment of TI Georgia, ISFED and GYLA regarding the report published on May 25 by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Free and Fair Elections (hereinafter referred to as IATF), which refers to the violations revealed as the result of the monitoring of election campaign by the above mentioned organizations and also to their response to these violations.

15 June, 2010

Local Observer Organizations Assess Activities of Inter-Agency Task Force, June 15

Tbilisi, Georgia – The Inter-Agency Task Force for Free and Fair Elections (IATF) was established on 13 April 2010. According to the authorities, IATF was formed in order to facilitate the conduct of the 30 May local elections in as transparent and fair an environment as possible by enhancing coordination between different agencies.

31 May, 2010

Final Statement of Transparency International Georgia on Election Day, May 30

• Of the 1,184 persons held in preliminary detention, only one was able to exercise the constitutional right to vote in the local elections. • Employees of penitentiary institutions voted in these institutions on the election day. Transparency International Georgia monitored the participation of individuals in preliminary detention in the 30 May 2010 Georgian local elections.

31 May, 2010

Transparency International Georgia's Second Press Statement on Election Day, May 30

Tbilisi, Georgia: On 30 May 2010, Transparency International Georgia is monitoring voting by persons held in preliminary detention in five institutions located in different parts of the country: Gldani Prison #8 (where polling stations #113 and #114 are located), Isani Prison #5, Kutaisi Prison #2, Zugdidi Prison #4 and Khelvachauri Prison #3.