Transparency International Georgia’s observers have reported up to 140 insignificant and relatively serious violations during the day. We have filed 25 complaints. Noteworthy cases of serious violations are the following:
According to our observation, local self-government elections in 2021 are being held in a largely peaceful environment. Vast majority of the electoral precincts, where our static observers are stationed, have been opened on time.
Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) will deploy up to 300 observers to monitor local self-government elections of October 2, 2021. Our static observers will cover 200 precincts throughout the country. 40 mobile groups will also be involved in election observation.
Statement of Media Advocacy CoalitionThe lawsuit against Davit Kezerashvili, the owner and the funder of Formula TV, and the recent proceedings against him during the pre-election period in general, may be aimed at putting pressure on a critical broadcaster.
Georgian Dream Tries to Retain Control over the Justice System by Withdrawing the New Rule of the Appointment of Prosecutor General
Transparency International Georgia is concerned by Georgian Dream's attempt to make constitutional changes without changing the modality for the appointment of the Prosecutor General. By withdrawing progressive changes and keeping the existing rules in place, Georgian Dream aims to maintain full control over the justice system.