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Filter Election related violations with presented categories

Intimidation
Vote buying
Misuse of administrative resources
Other
Campaign in social networks
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Number of incidents and number of incident categories differ, as one incident report may include 2 or more incident categories

Records: 15
1

DAMAGING OF ELECTION MATERIALS

Date: 2021-09-30
District: Poti
Incident Category: Other, Damaging campaign materials

2021-09-30 In Poti, in the Nabadi territorial unit, the posters of the Third Force-Strategy Builder were damaged. The party says that when they approached law enforcement agencies last year, they received the answer that they themselves should guard and protect their party posters. ...

PARTICIPATION OF UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS IN THE PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Date: 2021-09-28
District: Poti
Incident Category: Other, Campaigning by unauthorized persons

2021-09-28 Tamar Gugushvili, a senior specialist of the second category of the material and technical support department of the Poti Sakrebulo, shared the address of the Georgian Dream Poti mayoral candidate Beka Vacharadze to students on the social network on August 30, during working hours. ...

PARTICIPATION OF UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS IN THE PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Date: 2021-09-28
District: Poti
Incident Category: Other, Campaigning by unauthorized persons

2021-09-28 On 30 August, Salome Sordia, Assistant PR Specialist of the Poti Sakrebulo Office, during working hours shared post of Beka Vacharadze, Georgian Dream Poti mayoral candidate, congratulating students. ...

PARTICIPATION OF UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS IN THE PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Date: 2021-09-28
District: Poti
Incident Category: Other, Campaigning by unauthorized persons

2021-09-28 Facebook page of the administrative unit Kundzuli of Poti municipality posted a video, where Sandro Kushashvili, the former representative of the mayor in this unit and currently the majoritarian candidate of the ruling party, mentions that they started meetings with the population together with the mayoral candidate, to study the problems on the ground. ...

PARTICIPATION OF UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS IN THE PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Date: 2021-09-28
District: Poti
Incident Category: Other, Campaigning by unauthorized persons

2021-09-28
On 27 August, in Poti, presentation of Georgian Dream mayoral candidate Beka Vacharadze was held in the yard of the State Hydrographic Service of Georgia. The presentation started at 14:00 during the working hours and was attended by the staff of the Mayor’s Office as well as Sakrebulo and the persons employed in the legal entities of the Mayor’s Office.
ISFED observer was not allowed to attend the event.
...

CAMPAIGN ON SOCIAL NETWORK

Date: 2021-09-06
District: Poti
Incident Category: Campaign in social networks

2021-09-06 Salome Sordia, a PR specialist at Poti Sakrebulo, systematically campaigns for the ruling party and its mayoral candidate through social media. While at work, she shared a campaign post of Poti mayoral candidate Beka Vacharadze on the social network. ...

CAMPAIGN ON SOCIAL NETWORKS

Date: 2021-09-06
District: Poti
Incident Category: Campaign in social networks

2021-09-06 On 2 August, Davit Jgerenaia, Head of the Architecture, Spatial Planning and Administrative Supervision Service of the Mayor’s Office, during working hours, shared a post on his Facebook page about nomination of Beka Vacharadze as Poti mayoral candidate of the Georgian Dream. ...

CAMPAIGN ON SOCIAL NETWORKS

Date: 2021-09-06
District: Poti
Incident Category: Campaign in social networks

2021-09-06 On 2 August, Facebook page of the administrative unit of Kundzuli and Poti Mayor’s Office, during working hours re-shared a post about the nomination of Beka Vacharadze as Poti mayoral candidate by Georgian Dream from the page of Irakli Khakhubia, a majoritarian MP of the Georgian Dream. ...

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...

INDIRECT PRESSURE ON THE SUPPORTERS OF THE ELECTION SUBJECT

Date: 2021-09-05
District: Poti
Incident Category: Intimidation , Other cases of intimidation, Other, Interference in election campaign

2021-09-05 According to Konstantine Topuria, the head of Poti branch of For Georgia party, on 6 August unknown persons took photos of the young supporters of the party from a Skoda car around the space designated for the youth wing of the party. He said there were criminal police officers in plain clothes in the car. Topuria suggests that the purpose of the photo shoot is to intimidate the parents of the young supporter. ...

PRESUMABLY ON POLITICAL GROUNDS

Date: 2021-09-05
District: Poti
Incident Category: Intimidation , Other cases of intimidation

2021-09-05
The non-official campaigning monitoring report published by ISFED mentioned the fact of dismissal of Mindia Baramia, former Head of the Street Maintenance and Improvement Department at the Service Center of Poti Municipality due to his friendship with Poti deputy mayors who had joined Gakharia’s party. ISFED is representing the interests of Mindia Baramia.
Mindia Baramia`s father, N...

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED DISMISSAL FROM WORK

Date: 2021-09-04
District: Poti
Incident Category: Intimidation , Dismissal from work or pressure to write a resignation letter

2021-09-04 Khvicha Dolbaia was fired from the service of the non-entrepreneurial (non-commercial) legal entity Poti Municipality Melioration on allegedly political grounds. He was asked to submit a letter of resignation over allegations of friendly relations with Gakharia`s associates. He refused to do so, after which his contract was terminated. The dismissal order did not specify the factual and legal grounds for his dismissal.

ISFED is representing the interests of...

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...

POSSIBLE DISMISSAL OR FORCED RESIGNATION ON POLITICAL GROUNDS

Date: 2021-08-30
District: Poti
Incident Category: Intimidation , Dismissal from work or pressure to write a resignation letter

2021-08-30
Mindia Baramia, who was the head of the Streets Maintenance and Improvement Department at Poti Municipality Service Center, is talking about the dismissal allegedly on political ground. He had close relations with Poti Deputy Mayor, Paata Lagvilava and Vice-Mayor, Konstantine Topuria.
After Konstantine Topuria and Paata Lagvilava joined Giorgi Gakharia`s political party, the mayor of Poti fired them immediately. Due to the fact that Mindia Baramia had a close friend...