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Records: 40
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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. ...

PARTICIPATION OF PUBLIC SERVANTS IN THE CAMPAIGN

Date: 2021-09-06
District: Abasha
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Participation of public servants in a campaign, Misuse of a public transport/communication/office assets

2021-09-06 On 27 August, an advertising banner of Abasha mayoral candidate Giga Gabelia was hung on the building of the Abasha headquarters of the Georgian Dream. A car on the balance of the Abasha Municipality Amenity Service was used for this purpose. ...

PARTICIPATION OF PUBLIC SERVANTS IN THE CAMPAIGN

Date: 2021-09-06
District: Abasha
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Participation of public servants in a campaign

2021-09-06 On 27 August, during working hours, Maia Gabelaia, Head of the Human Resources Management and Case Management Department of the Abasha Mayor’s Office attended the Georgian Dream event, where Prime Minister introduced Abasha Mayoral and Sakrebulo candidates to the party supporters. ...

TRANSFER OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TO POTENTIAL VOTERS

Date: 2021-09-05
District: Poti
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Misuse of public funds

2021-09-05
Poti Mayor’s Office brought construction materials for 30 families - 739 pieces of roof tiles and 6.9 cubic meters of wood for the total amount of 19 275 GEL. Construction materials were purchased to help Poti citizens living in extremely difficult living conditions. The program is funded from the local budget. This is the second purchase. The first materials were handed over to the population on 29 July. Poti Mayor’s Office added the mentioned program to the budget this year a...

PARTICIPATION OF UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS IN THE PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Date: 2021-09-05
District: Ozurgeti
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Participation of public servants in a campaign

2021-09-05 On 9 August, during working hours, at 2:05 pm, ISFED observers spotted Natia Zedgenidze, a PR specialist at Ozurgeti Sakrebulo office, in the Georgian Dream`s office. She spent quite some time in the office. 

It should be noted that according to the information obtained by the observer, the official break time in Sakrebulo is from 13:00 to 14:00.
...

SIGNS OF AGITATION FOR A BUDGET-FUNDED EVENT

Date: 2021-09-05
District: Khashuri
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Advertising state-funded projects by party/candidate

2021-09-05 On 8 August, Khashuri Mayor, Sakrebulo Chairman and Georgian Dream mayoral candidate laid wreaths at the graves of soldiers killed in the war. Tengiz Chitiashvili, the ruling party`s mayoral candidate and the head of Khashuri majoritarian MP Dugladze`s bureau, was with the officials. When asked why the mayoral candidate of the ruling party was along with local government officials, Chitiashvili said he was with them as an employee of the majoritarian bureau. ...

SIGNS OF AGITATION FOR A BUDGET-FUNDED EVENT

Date: 2021-09-05
District: Gori
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Advertising state-funded projects by party/candidate

2021-09-05 On 8 August, in Gori, near Lomchabuki, the Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs Ekaterine Tikaradze, the Director of the Agency of IDPs, Eco-migrants and Livelihood Provision Besarion Simonishvili and Shida Kartli State Representative Valerian Mchedlidze handed over apartments to 68 IDP families. Vladimer Khinchegashvili, the mayoral candidate of the Georgian Dream, attended the meeting. ...

PARTICIPATION OF UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS IN THE PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Date: 2021-09-05
District: Mtatsminda
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Participation of public servants in a campaign

2021-09-05 The Facebook page of Georgian Dream Mtatsminda has been reactivated since the last elections, after the official appointment of the 2 October, 2021 elections. They share posts about projects implemented by the City Hall and the Mtatsminda Gamgeoba. In the comment of the mentioned post, the population asks to come to a specific address and help in solving a problem. In response, the page writes - "We will hand over the ...

PARTICIPATION OF UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS IN THE PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Date: 2021-09-05
District: Lanchkhuti
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Participation of public servants in a campaign

2021-09-05 On 18 August, during working hours, at about 3:15 pm, Tornike Tikadze, Assistant to the incumbent mayor and Georgian Dream mayoral candidate Alexander Sarishvili, was spotted in the yard of the Georgian Dream local organization and election headquarters. ...

PARTICIPATION OF UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS IN THE PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Date: 2021-09-05
District: Lanchkhuti
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Participation of public servants in a campaign

2021-09-05
On 19 August, Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili nominated Georgian Dream mayoral and majoritarian candidates for administrative units in Lanchkhuti.

At this event, which took place during working hours, a representative of ISFED identified the presence of unauthorized persons, including:
  • Head of Lanchkhuti Resource Center Nino Chitadze and her employee Tsira Mskhiladze; 
  • Ia Chkhaidze, Hea...

PARTICIPATION OF UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS IN THE PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Date: 2021-09-05
District: Ozurgeti
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Participation of public servants in a campaign

2021-09-05 On 19 August, during working hours, principal of N1 Public School, the director of the Ozurgeti State Drama Theater and the troupe attended the meeting organized the Georgian Dream. The video, which was filmed by the party during the nomination of the mayoral candidate, clearly shows each of them. ...

PARTICIPATION OF UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS IN THE PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Date: 2021-09-05
District: Telavi
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Participation of public servants in a campaign

2021-09-05 In all villages where the meetings with the Georgian Dream mayoral candidate were held, mobilization of self-government administration staff and school teachers was observed. Meetings were usually held in the afternoon, during non-working hours, although there were signs of gatherings on account of official matters. ...

UNOFFICIAL CAMPAIGN BY THE RULING PARTY CANDIDATES

Date: 2021-08-30
District: Georgia
Incident Category: Vote buying, Campaign before an official start of the campaign, Misuse of administrative resources , Misuse of public buildings

2021-08-30 Posters of Kakha Kaladze have appeared in the capital since July. Prior to the start of the official election campaign, municipal authorities did not designate locations and / or set up stands to display campaign materials. Moreover, the list of buildings on which the placement of agitation materials is prohibited is not defined. Consequently, the candidate of the ruling party and the incumbent mayor are in a superior position compared to the opposition candidates. ...

UNOFFICIAL CAMPAIGN BY THE RULING PARTY CANDIDATES

Date: 2021-08-30
District: Poti
Incident Category: Vote buying, Campaign before an official start of the campaign, Misuse of administrative resources , Advertising state-funded projects by party/candidate

2021-08-30
On July 31, Irakli Khakhubia, Majoritarian MP of Poti, Khobi and Senaki, and Beka Vacharadze, Chairman of the City Council, participated in the opening of the rehabilitated Poti Central Culture and Recreation Park.

It should be noted that on July 30, Beka Vacharadze was nominated by Georgian Dream as a candidate for Poti Mayor.
...

SIGNS OF MISUSE OF ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCES

Date: 2021-08-30
District: Poti
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Misuse of public funds

2021-08-30 On July 29, Poti City Hall handed over construction materials (roof tiles and wood) to 23 families as part of the program - "One-time assistance for families affected by accidents and natural disasters, living in particularly difficult living conditio...

SIGNS OF MISUSE OF ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCES

Date: 2021-08-30
District: Khashuri
Incident Category: Misuse of administrative resources , Participation of public servants in a campaign

2021-08-30
On July 30, the Georgian Dream held a secret meeting with public officials and people employed in various budget organizations. The meeting was also attended by the coordinators of the ruling party. "Georgian Dream" presented a candidate for the Mayor of Khashuri Municipality. The meeting was not attended neither by representatives of NGOs nor media outlets.
According to ISFED, attendance at the mayoral candidate nomination ceremony was mandatory for all employees w...