Monitoring of free political ads for the October 28 Presidential Elections aired on Georgian TV channels revealed alleged violation of Georgian legislation. The content of free ads of four qualified political parties seems to be aimed at promoting Grigol Vashadze, a presidential candidate. Such an action can be considered a political donation in favor of Vashadze. However, the Georgian legislation does not allow political parties to donate.
Georgian Young Lawyers’ AssociationInternational Society for Fair elections and Democracy
As a result of monitoring of 2017 local self-government elections, Transparency International Georgia has identified some negative trends with respect to misuse of administrative resources. Illegal registration of voters in the polling stations in Tbilisi and engagement of the employees of budgetary organizations in the election campaign are the problems that merit particular attention.
Key FindingsThe following key findings were identified during our research which covered the period between June 1 and November 1, 2017:Main Trends