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PRESSURE ON ISFED OBSERVERS IN KHOBI

Date: 2021-09-20
District: Georgia
Incident Category: Intimidation , Attempt of intimidation of observers

2021-08-30
On July 29, Givi Mikanadze, a member of the Georgian parliament, called ISFED a "low-standard" observer organization at a meeting with Georgian, Armenian and Azerbaijani researchers after learning that ISFED long-term observer was also present at the event.

ISFED issued a statement on these facts and called on the ruling party to immediately stop putting pressure on the organization and its observers and reminded that conducting the activities ...

INVOLVEMENT OF EMPLOYEES IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN THE CAMPAIGN

Date: 2021-09-16
District: Calka
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Involvement of the employees of the educational institutions in the campaign

2021-09-16 Principal of Tsalka First Public School Marine Berianidze attended the nomination of the mayoral candidate organized by the Georgian Dream during working hours. ISFED observer learned from the Educational Resource Center that the principal of the first public school did not go on vacation or take a one-day vacation. ...

A POLL IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL

Date: 2021-09-16
District: Georgia
Incident Category: Other

2021-09-16 ISFED recorded a survey of teachers conducted by a school administration representative on how they were involved in local self-government elections. The organization is not naming the school or the respondents. There was a list in the questionnaire: as a campaigner, a member of the commission, etc. Some of the teachers replied to the case manager that they were participating in the ongoing process as voters only. Relevant photos were also provided to ISFED observers. ...

THREATS AGAINST A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER

Date: 2021-09-16
District: Georgia
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2021-09-16 According to ISFED, a local coordinator of the Georgian Dream party threatened a teacher of one of the public schools following Lelo`s offer for this teacher to be a member of the Precinct Election Commission. The representative of the ruling party "advised" the teacher not to accept the proposal of the opposition party and rather to get engaged in support of the Georgian Dream, otherwise she would face some problems. The public school teacher wants to remain anonymous. ...

INVOLVEMENT OF EMPLOYEES IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN THE CAMPAIGN

Date: 2021-09-16
District: Khelvachauri
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Involvement of the employees of the educational institutions in the campaign

2021-09-16 According to media reports, principal of Zede Tsinsvla Public School Natalia Kechekhmadze sent a link to a Facebook live nominating Georgian Dream mayoral candidates to her teachers in a general chat and asked them to write supportive comments. The content of the principal`s instructions is clear from the correspondence between the principal and the teachers. ...

INVOLVEMENT OF EMPLOYEES IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN THE CAMPAIGN

Date: 2021-09-16
District: Senaki
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Involvement of the employees of the educational institutions in the campaign

2021-09-16 According to ISFED, Senaki Public School principals and teachers are summoned to the ruling party`s offices and forced to campaign, including through indirect influence. Similar instructions are given by principal of Senaki Public School N3 Marine Naneishvili and teacher of Public School N2 Guli Barkalaia. The chairman of Senaki Sakrebulo Kakhaber Rusia is involved in organizing the meetings. At meetings hosted at party offices, public school teachers are instructed to engage in compi...

CAMPAIGN OF INCUMBENT OFFICIALS

Date: 2021-09-16
District: Zugdidi
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Transfer of new money / gift / service from an official

2021-09-16 Zugdidi Municipality Sakrebulo Chairman Mamuka Tsotseria, who is also Georgian Dream mayoral candidate, continues public presentation of municipality projects, including: arrangement of a new drainage canal in Akhalkakhati and cleaning of the old drainage canals; construction of open sports fields with artificial covers on the territory of publi...

CAMPAIGN OF INCUMBENT OFFICIALS

Date: 2021-09-16
District: Krtsanisi
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Transfer of new money / gift / service from an official

2021-09-16 Arrangement of a new children`s space has started on Grishashvili Street in Tbilisi. Within the framework of this project, Krtsanisi Gamgebeli Beka Mikautadze together with incumbent majoritarian MP of Krtsanisi district Levan Japaridze met with the population and discussed the details of the project. Levan Japaridze is again nominated as a majoritarian candidate for the upcoming elections. ...

CAMPAIGN OF INCUMBENT OFFICIALS

Date: 2021-09-16
District: Kaspi
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Transfer of new money / gift / service from an official

2021-09-16 On 12 August, Shida Kartli Governor and Kaspi Mayor Vakhtang Maisuradze inspected the ongoing works in Kaspi within the framework of the "Renewed Regions" program. The incumbent mayor is still running for the Georgian Dream. ...

CAMPAIGN OF INCUMBENT OFFICIALS

Date: 2021-09-16
District: Kaspi
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Transfer of new money / gift / service from an official

2021-09-16 On 5 August, Kaspi Mayor Vakhtang Maisuradze visited village of Khviti near administrative boundary line, which is part of the administrative unit of Lamiskana village. The mayor inspected the rehabilitation works of the access road to the village. According to Vakhtang Maisuradze, who is also a mayoral candidate from the Georgian Dream, they continue to pave roads in villages of Kaspi municipality where such a road never existed before. Once village access roads are paved, they will ...

CAMPAIGN OF INCUMBENT OFFICIALS

Date: 2021-09-16
District: Gldani
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Transfer of new money / gift / service from an official

2021-09-16 Mayor of Tbilisi handed over ownership certificates to 36 families living in Gldani district at a symbolic price of one GEL. As such, the families legalized the areas they had lived in for many years. According to the City Hall, hundreds of applications have been submitted for legalization, which are being reviewed and satisfied in stages. ...

CAMPAIGN OF INCUMBENT OFFICIALS

Date: 2021-09-16
District: Gldani
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Transfer of new money / gift / service from an official

2021-09-16
On 4 August, Kote Zarnadze, current Deputy Gamgebeli, who was nominated as a majoritarian candidate by the Georgian Dream in Gldani district, together with Gamgebeli and Sakrebulo MP attended opening of a recreation and entertainment space in the first micro-district of Gldani.
During the same event, Kote Zarnadze informed the public via a live broadcast on his Facebook page that a sports field and ...

CAMPAIGN OF INCUMBENT OFFICIALS

Date: 2021-09-16
District: Kharagauli
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Transfer of new money / gift / service from an official

2021-09-16
On 5 August, the official Facebook page of Kharagauli Mayor’s Office published information that at the initiative of Kharagauli Mayor Koba Lursmanashvili, so-called alternative water wells are being cut in the "water supply" area. Its purpose is to improve the timing and quality of water supply to the population.

It should be noted that in Kharagauli, water has been supplied to the population on schedule for years.
...

CAMPAIGN OF INCUMBENT OFFICIALS

Date: 2021-09-16
District: Ambrolauri
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Transfer of new money / gift / service from an official

2021-09-16
Zviad Mkheidze, Georgian Dream mayoral candidate and the current mayor, is actively meeting with the leaders and employees of non-entrepreneurial (non-commercial) legal entities and discusses problems in their fields. On 17 August, the candidate met with representatives of the cleaning, amenity and water supply sectors, on 18 August he met with representatives of culture, art and tourism.
...

RESTRICTION OF OBSERVER ACTIVITIES

Date: 2021-09-16
District: Khelvachauri
Incident Category: Intimidation , Attempt of intimidation of observers

2021-09-04 The case of Khelvachauri, where ISFED representative was not allowed to observe the meeting, is especially noteworthy. The observer was informed that she was not on the guest list. The observer tried to observe the process from the outside, but soon about ten employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs came up to her and started to exercise psychological pressure, in particular, they did not allow her to take photos and videos and even tried to read his/her correspondence while usin...

ATTEMPTS OF THE RULING PARTY TO CONTROL LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT

Date: 2021-09-09
District: Lanchkhuti
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources

2021-09-09
At the initiative of Lanchkhuti Municipality, a "Youth Council" was established for a period of 2 years, which will be composed of 19 young people from 16 administrative units living in the Municipality with the age range 14 - 29. Out of 19, 13 members were identified as a result of the competition.
The Youth Council will operate without funding and its main functions will be to involve young people in the municipal budget planning process, develop policies for them...

ACTIVITIES AIMING AT WINNING HEART OF VOTERS

Date: 2021-09-09
District: Gldani
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources

2021-08-30
On June 30, Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze informed the public that in the 7th micro district of Gldani, so called "Pomegranate Park” will be rehabilitated and a 10,000-square-meter recreational area will be built. The project has been known for several months and the local board held a meeting with the population already in February and informed them of the planned construction works, although th...

ACTIVITIES AIMING AT WINNING HEART OF VOTERS

Date: 2021-09-09
District: Georgia
Incident Category: Vote buying, Delivery of money/gifts/services from a political party or a candidate, Misuse of administrative resources

2021-08-30
The Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Gharibashvili informed the public about the initiatives and programs planned by the government in June and July. Most of them go to a wide circle of people and are perceived as part of the pre-election campaign as a way to win the hearts of voters.
One of the initiatives is the write-off of fines and debts, including the release of individuals and legal entities from liability for breaches of Covid regulations. This initiative w...

UNOFFICIAL CAMPAIGN BY THE RULING PARTY CANDIDATES

Date: 2021-09-09
District: Chugureti
Incident Category: Vote buying, Delivery of money/gifts/services from a political party or a candidate, Campaign before an official start of the campaign, Misuse of administrative resources , Transfer of new money / gift / service from an official

2021-08-30
On July 28, Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze handed over ownership documents to 36 families living in Chugureti and Nadzaladevi districts. Their legal premises, after several years of waiting, were legalized at a symbolic price - one GEL.
It should be noted that on July 20, Kakha Kaladze was nominated by Georgian Dream as a candidate for Tbilisi mayor.
...

SIGNS OF MISUSE OF ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCES

Date: 2021-09-09
District: Shuakhevi
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources

2021-08-30 Back in the spring, Shuakhevi City Hall promised to increase salaries of the kindergarten staff, but it got delayed. From July 23, the employees of the kindergarten received the promised increased salaries. There are 13 kindergartens and 9 alternative groups in Shuakhevi with 216 employees. ...