International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED)Transparency International Georgia
Q: What type of administrative resources can be misused during electoral processes?
On June 5, the Parliament of Georgia registered the draft law which envisages the amendment to the Organic Law of Georgia "Election Code of Georgia".
On June 15, the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) stated that TV company Rustavi 2 had violated the law by airing political advertising outside the election period. The case was precedential and the decision essentially prohibited all broadcasters from airing political ads outside election periods. The GNCC issued a simple warning to Rustavi 2, since this case was the first of its kind considered by the Commission.