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Records: 40
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POLITICIZATION OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

Date: 2021-09-29
District: Kutaisi
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Involvement of the employees of the educational institutions in the campaign

2021-09-29 The representative of ISFED was informed about the ongoing pressure on the director of Kutaisi Public School #38, Aleksandre Kereselidze, on political grounds. Representatives of the local government and the ruling party are trying to have him hire teachers whom they trust and are interfering in the personnel policy in this way. The director was directly asked by Iuza Ugulava, Deputy Mayor of Kutaisi, to appoint a certain individual as ateacher, who is actively involved in the party a...

POLITICIZATION OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

Date: 2021-09-29
District: Tsalenjikha
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Involvement of the employees of the educational institutions in the campaign

2021-09-29 According to local representatives of For Georgia party, public school teachers are under pressure. As a result of pressure, they refused to represent the party in PECs. Teachers confirmed the fact to ISFED representative, but chose to remain anonymous. According to them, the pressure is exerted by Lira Ghurtskaia, the majoritarian candidate of the Georgian Dream. Ghurtskaia is also the head of the Tsalenjikha Educational Resource Center. ...

POLITICIZATION OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

Date: 2021-09-29
District: Ninotsminda
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Involvement of the employees of the educational institutions in the campaign

2021-09-29 On 6 September, Parvana TV broadcast information about a meeting of Georgian Dream with local population. The video shows Melania Vartanian, the director of the public school in the village of Patara Arakali. She speaks in support of the political party and calls on the population to vote for the ruling party in the municipal elections. An educator of Orojolari Kindergarten is also speaking in the same video. ...

POLITICIZATION OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

Date: 2021-09-28
District: Sighnaghi
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Involvement of the employees of the educational institutions in the campaign

2021-09-28 A representative of the ruling party approached a teacher of one of the public schools in Sighnaghi Municipality with an aim to engage her in the campaign and asked to compile a list of supporters in favor of the party. The teacher informed the representative of ISFED about the fact, but wished to remain anonymous. ...

POLITICIZATION OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

Date: 2021-09-28
District: Kharagauli
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Involvement of the employees of the educational institutions in the campaign

2021-09-28 On 1 September, a post in support of Lena Abashidze, the principal of the same school and the majoritarian candidate of the Khunevi community, was published on the official Facebook page of Vertkvichala Public School. Abashidze is a Georgian Dream candidate. The publicly published post shows the photo of the candidate`s nomination against the background of the Georgian Dream banner, which d...

CAMPAIGNING BY AN INCUMBENT OFFICIAL

Date: 2021-09-28
District: Tbilisi
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Transfer of new money / gift / service from an official

2021-09-28
Tbilisi mayor handed over the ownership certificates to another 55 families in Samgori for a symbolic price of one GEL.

According to the mayor, the housing legalization program, which began in 2017, has benefited more than 2,000 families and legalized properties worth of more than a few hundred million GEL. The program continues and the mayor promised to help people who want to legalize the spaces.
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POSSIBLE MISUSE OF ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCES

Date: 2021-09-26
District: Qareli
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources

2021-09-26 Residents of an ethnic Azeri-populated neighbourhood in Kareli say Georgian Dream members promised to build roads and street lights, but because they supported of the opposition, Georgian Dream did not keep their promise. Speaking to the ISFED observer, the locals confirm this fact. ...

POSSIBLE MISUSE OF ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCES

Date: 2021-09-26
District: Ozurgeti
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Participation of public servants in a campaign

2021-09-26
On 10 September, at 18:00, the incumbent Mayor of Ozurgeti Municipality and a mayoral candidate Konstantine Sharashenidze held a pre-election meeting with the participation of the employees of Ozurgeti Mayor’s Office and non-entrepreneurial (non-commercial) legal entities. The event lasted one and a half hours. This pre-election meeting bore the signs of gathering on account of official matters.

Based on ISFED’s complaint, Ozurgeti DEC, taking ...

POSSIBLE MISUSE OF ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCES

Date: 2021-09-26
District: Georgia
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Advertising state-funded projects by party/candidate

2021-09-26 On 2 September, the official website of the National Agency of Public Registry posted under the main news story the announcement of the Minister`s speech, which talked about assigning addresses on all territory of Georgia. The story mentioned that "the Minister of Justice Rati Bregadze spoke about it at the event of nomination of Georgia Dream mayoral candidate held in Vani today.” The information was accompanied by a picture where the Minister was standing in front of the tribune wit...

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. ...

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.
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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.
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