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".
Many new regulations have been introduced in the electoral legislation since 2011, after the Parliament of Georgia adopted the new Election Code. Although a number of legal gaps have been remedied as a result, certain problematic issues remain as evidenced by the experience of past elections. Practice has revealed inconsistent interpretation of certain norms by different election stakeholders.
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.
Transparency International Georgia monitored the 30 October Parliamentary runoff elections with 250 observers. Our organization’s stationary observers were allocated to 197 polling stations. Moreover, 28 mobile groups monitored the process of the elections.
At this point, from our observation, we can say that the 2016 runoff elections is going peacefully. By this time, our observers have reported 50 insignificant and relatively serious violations. We have filed 9 complaints.
Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) has deployed 250 observers to monitor October 30 Parliamentary runoff elections. Our static observers will cover 197 precincts throughout the country. In addition, 28 mobile groups are mobilized to observe the elections.