On October 30, the runoff parliamentary elections will be conducted in 50 districts across the country. TI Georgia is also observing the pre-election period of the second round, putting a particular emphasis on cases of using administrative resources for electoral purposes.
Today, on October 29, TI Georgia has been contacted by Nana Mosidze, citizen of Georgia, who stated that she was being subjected to pressure by representatives of Georgian Dream, Rinozi Okujava and Koba Gordulava.
Considering the events following the October 8 parliamentary elections in Georgia, Transparency International Georgia has developed the following recommendations for all parties involved in organizing the election process:
During the elections while counting the votes specific amount of ballot papers are declared invalid. We are introducing the statistics of the invalid ballot papers of 2016 parliamentary elections (proportional and majoritarian as well) and the same statistics of the elections since 2002.
01:00 - In the village of Jikhashkari (Zugdidi region) precinct 66.67 district 79 and 108, a group of people smashed ballot boxes and raided the polling station. Also in Kutaisi, nearby the precinct 49.59 district 90, opponents physically assaulted each other.
The monitoring conducted by TI Georgia for the period between 8 June and 25 September 2016 revealed that misuse of administrative resources for parliamentary elections has not reached the scale to have a significant impact on overall election environment.