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PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION

Date: 2020-12-08
District: Saburtalo
Incident Category: Intimidation , Physical attack

2020-12-08 On September 18, UNM activist Lasha Tsutskiridze was attacked by unknown individuals and physically insulted. According to the victim’s wife, the assailants were armed with brass-knuckles and had their faces covered. The party believes that the incident has to do with political retribution. Investigation has been initiated based on article 126(b) of the Criminal Code (group violence). ...

PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION

Date: 2020-12-08
District: Chugureti
Incident Category: Intimidation , Physical attack

2020-12-08 On September 24, according to UNM member Zviad Kuprava, a member of his campaign office Ninia Tsiskarishvili was attacked by two individuals, who "twisted her arms and dragged her on the ground”. Investigation has been initiated based on articles 126(1) and 187(1) of the Criminal Code (battery and damaging someone else’s property). ...

OBSTRUCTING CAMPAIGN

Date: 2020-12-08
District: Vake
Incident Category: Other, Interference in election campaign

2020-12-08 On September 18, outside Lelo’s campaign office in Vake, the Georgian March organized a rally with participation of over 50 people. They scattered fake money outside the campaign office. According to Georgian March representatives, Lelo is a party of usurers and this is what the fake money symbolized. The rally ended in about 30 minutes. According to Lelo representatives, the performance aimed to interfere with their work. ...

DAMAGING CAMPAIGN MATERIALS

Date: 2020-12-08
District: Georgia
Incident Category: Damaging campaign materials

2020-12-08
There has been a massive surge of cases of damaging campaign materials in different municipalities of Georgia. At this stage, massive damaging of the European Georgia campaign materials has been found in 20 municipalities. Majority of posters have been torn and damaged, while in Zugdidi, Akhaltsikhe and Aspindza, the party posters were covered up by photos of the Georgian Dream majoritarian candidates.
UNM posters have been massively damaged in five municipalities, ...

POSSIBLE CASES OF OBSTRUCTION BASED ON A POLITICAL MOTIVE

Date: 2020-12-08
District: Nadzaladevi
Incident Category: Other, Interference in election campaign

2020-12-08 A majoritarian candidate of Davit Chichinadze Tribune – CDM, Lia Mukhashavria and a majoritarian candidate of Our Georgia – Solidarity Alliance, Zviad Tavadze said they had problems in renting a campaign office space. Owners refused to rent them office spaces as soon as they realized that they were dealing with an opposition party. ...

THE POSSIBLE CASES OF POLITICAL PRESSURE / THREATS AND OBSTRUCTION

Date: 2020-12-07
District: Gurjaani
Political Parties: Georgian Dream
Incident Category: Intimidation , Threatening

2020-10-26 In Gurjaani Municipality, it is broadly reported that the ruling party representatives are intimidating voters. In particular, they are asking civil servants and their family members to bring out open ballots from the booth. Notably, during the second round of the 2018 Presidential election, ISFED found that Gurjaani polling stations that voters brought out open ballots from the booth, so that those present at the polling stations could see that they had circled the number of the ruli...

POSSIBLE VOTE-BUYING

Date: 2020-10-28
District: Georgia
Incident Category: Vote buying, Delivery of money/gifts/services from a political party or a candidate

2020-07-09 Monthly newspaper of the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture - Our Village is regularly distributed in villages throughout Georgia, including in territorial units where the newspaper is distributed by mayoral representatives. The newspaper informs population about novelties and different programs available in the field of agriculture. In May, the state-funded newspaper N3(53) contained elements of campaigning in favor of the Georgian Dream. In particular, it contained information ...

POSSIBLE VOTE-BUYING

Date: 2020-10-28
District: Georgia
Incident Category: Vote buying, Delivery of money/gifts/services from a political party or a candidate

2020-07-09 On June 25, the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports announced that examinations for practicing teachers have been postponed and instead of summer they will be held in fall, while school administrations will extend employments contracts through the end of 2020-2021 academic year for practicing teachers that will not be able to improve their status in fall 2020. Currently there are View More

POSSIBLE VOTE-BUYING

Date: 2020-10-28
District: Georgia
Incident Category: Vote buying, Delivery of money/gifts/services from a political party or a candidate

2020-07-09 On May 3, media reported that the Movement for Future awarded stipends to 12 students from Gali. The View More

DAMAGE TO CAMPAIGN MATERIAL

Date: 2020-10-27
District: Georgia
Incident Category: Damaging campaign materials

2020-10-27
Campaign Materials are damaged practically everywhere. Posters of both the opposition and the ruling party are damaged. Usually, in such cases it is difficult to identify perpetrators. Therefore, many of them remain unpunished.
According to the head of the Lelo for Georgia campaign office in Gurjaani, Giorgi Edisherashvili, on October 13, late at night, he saw a group of three men, who were damaging campaign materials of opposition candidates. Among them, he was abl...

LARGE-SCALE CHARITABLE PROJECTS

Date: 2020-10-27
District: Georgia
Political Parties: Georgian Dream
Incident Category: Other

2020-10-27 On October 5, Bidzina Ivanishvili and the Cartu Foundation transferred the land plot of a former hippodrome in Saburtalo to Tbilisi Municipality free of charge. In addition, the Cartu Foundation undertook to build a new, multi-functional recreational zone – Tbilisi Central Park there. ...

LARGE-SCALE CHARITABLE PROJECTS

Date: 2020-10-27
District: Georgia
Political Parties: Georgian Dream
Incident Category: Other

2020-10-27 On October 15, Tbilisi Mayor presented an interim report of Tbilisi Urban Forest Landscape Restoration and Recreational Infrastructure Development Project. Kakha Kaladze spoke about efforts to improve the condition of forests in the city and an ongoing project of the Cartu Foundation launched for that pur...

HATE SPEECH

Date: 2020-10-27
District: Gori
Political Parties: Lelo for Georgia
Incident Category: Use of hate speech

2020-12-07 On October 10, during the presentation of Lelo for Georgia majoritarian candidate Papuna Koberidze, a member of the party, Zakaria Vatatidze made remarks. He used xenophobic expressions against Indians. ...

HATE SPEECH

Date: 2020-10-27
District: Gldani
Incident Category: Use of hate speech

2020-10-27 On October 15, near Akhmeteli Metro Station, members of the Georgian March party organized a rally against the united opposition candidate, Nika Melia. They were holding a poster of Nika Melia and Mikheil Saakashvili, with the following inscription: "I don’t need a vote from those who don’t recognize the LGBT community as equal.” Later, they set the poster on fire. The rally participants were aggressive and used obscene expressions. ...

OBSTRUCTION FOR THE OBSERVER

Date: 2020-10-27
District: Dedoplistskaro
Incident Category: Intimidation , Intimidation of Observer

2020-10-27
On September 29, at around 17:00, ISFED’s long-term observer was monitoring a campaign meeting of the Lelo for Georgia candidate in village Sabatlo of Dedoplistskaro Municipality. Unidentified individuals stopped the party vehicle and obstructed their free movement. ISFED observer tried to record a video of the incident, but a brother of the mayoral representative and a local shop assistant hindered her from recording – they asked for documents that would confirm the right to r...

MISUSE OF ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCES

Date: 2020-10-27
District: Dedoplistskaro
Political Parties: Georgian Dream
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources

2020-10-27 In the infrastructure rehabilitation project at 1 Maisi Street entailing installment of street gutters, the contractor company did not finish the works outside two houses only. One of them is owned by the head of Lelo office in Dedoplistskaro, Meri Natroshvili, and another is owned also by a Lelo supporter. According to Meri Natroshvili, the move was politically motivated. ...

MISUSE OF ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCES

Date: 2020-10-27
District: Marneuli
Political Parties: Georgian Dream
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources

2020-10-27
On October 17, GD majoritarian candidate in Marneuli-Gardabani District, Zaur Dargali inspected five municipal buses that were recently purchased by Marneuli municipality and shared the information on his official Facebook page. He took on the role of a bus driver and indicated in his post that during his yearlong term as a mayor he implemented important measures to improve the service of municipal transportation.
...

MISUSE OF ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCES

Date: 2020-10-27
District: Kaspi
Political Parties: Georgian Dream
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources

2020-10-27 On October 14, Defense Minister Irakli Garibashvili visited a museum of General Giorgi Mazaniashvili in village Sasireti. He gifted the museum weapons that dated back to the Democratic Republic of Georgia. The event was also attended by the GD majoritarian candidate for Kaspi-Gori, Giorgi Khojevanishvili. ...

MISUSE OF ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCES

Date: 2020-10-27
District: Kutaisi
Political Parties: Georgian Dream
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources

2020-10-27
On October 10, an event celebrating 160th anniversary of Lado Meskhishvili State Theatre was held in Kutaisi, which, according to local representatives of Lelo, was attended by the GD majoritarian candidate for Kutaisi, Zaza Lominadze. In addition, the theatre administration denied Lelo representative’s request to attend the event, citing that "officials” would be in attendance, including the president, so they could not allow any third persons.
The theatre administ...

MISUSE OF ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCES

Date: 2020-10-26
District: Vake
Political Parties: Georgian Dream
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources

2020-10-26 On September 30, information about a meeting of the GD majoritarian candidate in Vake, Nodar Turdzeladze, with directors of kindergartens in Vake district and corresponding photos of the meeting were shared on Facebook pages of kindergartens no.1 and no.192 from the candidate’s Facebook page. ...