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2013-10-31
First Time as an Observer
I woke up before alarm clock rang; it was my first time as an observer at the elections and could not sleep well; it was huge responsibility for me and was afraid I would fail though I had attended the training led by expert Nina Khatiskatsi. As soon as I got dressed, I took election booklet and looked through the election procedures again. Before 6:45 am I was holding the booklet in one hand and tea-cup in the second; I got in the car and went to observe the elections. The day would be hard. 
2013-10-30
Stalin as an Observer
I have been observing elections for the past ten years. Much has changed during these years but last two elections were outstanding; I recall similarities and differences. I will start from the beginning.
2013-10-29
Charter of Journalistic Ethics Responds to Violations of Journalists’ Rights During Election Day-Statement
The Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics has been attentively supervising the work of the media on the election day. Despite the fact that the October 27 elections have been conducted much more peacefully, compared to the previous elections, still there have been identified facts of interfering with the journalistic activity, pressuring and abuse, which is outrageous according to the Charter’s viewpoint.
2013-10-29
International Election Observation Mission on Improved Pre-Election Media Environment
International election observation mission, having conducted monitoring of the 27 October Presidential Election in Georgia,consider the media environment more open than during the 2012 elections and journalists are noted as covering major political events in a more inclusive manner, reads the statement of preliminary findings and conclusions released on October 28.
2013-10-29
Carousels Remained in the Past of Georgia
“I hope it will be the calmest, most democratic and European elections in the Georgian history,” Georgian Prime-Minister said several days before the Election Day and his prognosis came true. Presidential Election was carried out without any incidents in a very peaceful environment in Georgia. Moreover, the environment was so calm that I felt a bit disappointed for not having chance to spend my energy. I, together with my interns, hoped to observe plenty of violations in 127 polling stations and in one special precinct of Kutaisi DEC as well as in the districts of Imereti region (Samtredia, Bagdati).
2013-10-29
Wind Roofed Off Houses in Gori
Strong wind has roofed off several residential blocks in Gori for the past one month. Majority of those buildings had roofs rehabilitated last year. The companies, winning the tenders of local government, rehabilitated the roof. However, a year later nobody can find those companies – part of them was abolished; owners of the second part have fled abroad. 
2013-10-29
Insufficient Number of Ballot Papers in Almost Every Precinct
According to the information provided by the observers of Human Rights Center, there were less ballot papers than registered voters almost in every precinct they observed elections. Organizations working on election issues stated that it was violation of the Election Code and number of delivered ballot papers and envelopes shall be equal of the registered voters in every precinct. 
2013-10-29
About 2000 Voters Could not Vote in Batumi
According to the Central Election Commission (CEC) 305 387 voters are registered in Adjara Autonomous Republic. 133 612 are registered in Batumi: 15 744 voters are registered in Keda; 69 377 voters in Kobuleti; 15 200 voters in Shuakhevi; 47 305 voters in Khelvachauri and 24 249 voters in Khulo. About 2000 voters were not allowed to participate in the elections in Batumi; they were removed from the voters’ list based on the City Hall’s letter.
2013-10-28
Human Rights Center’s Conclusive Information about October 27 Presidential Elections
Human Rights Center monitors Presidential Elections in eight regions of Georgia: Kakheti, Imereti, Shida Kartli, Kvemo Kartli, Adjara, Guria, Mtskheta-Mtianeti and Samegrelo. On October 27, 75 observers of the organization are mobilized in the towns and villages of 29 districts throughout Georgia.
2013-10-28
Former Diplomat Vakhtang Maisaia Requests Prosecutor’s Office to Investigate His Torture Facts
On October 24, Human Rights House Tbilisi held press-conference on the case of Vakhtang Maisaia, former political prisoner. The Military Expert appealed to the Prosecutor’s Office to start investigation into his torture facts during imprisonment. 
2013-10-28
Preliminary Results of the Presidential Elections of Georgia as of October 28, 10:00
Tamar Zhvania, the CEC Chairperson presented preliminary results of 3,404 (90,99 percent) election precincts out of 3,741 election precincts. 
2013-10-28
Bacho Akhalaia Sentenced to 3, 9 Year Imprisonment in Prison Riot Case
Bacho Akhalaia was sentenced to 3, 9 year imprisonment in the Prison Riot Case. Judge Lasha Chkhikvadze decided to impose the same punishment on other accused into the same case Davit Chakua, Revaz Charbadze and Megis Kardava, who are still sought by law enforcement bodies.
2013-10-27
Unprecedented Number of Presidential Candidates
Today, voters will have to make choice between 23 candidates. So many presidential candidates have never been registered for the presidential elections in Georgia before. 
2013-10-27
Slogans of Presidential Candidates
Slogans of the political parties and unions participating in the elections are very attractive during pre-election campaign. Political leaders try to present their principles with well-formulated phrases that aim to attract as many voters as possible.
2013-10-27
Human Rights Center about Ongoing Presidential Elections
Human Rights Center monitors Presidential Elections in eight regions of Georgia: Kakheti, Imereti, Shida Kartli, Kvemo Kartli, Adjara, Guria, Mtskheta-Mtianeti and Samegrelo. On October 27, 75 observers of the organization are mobilized in the towns and villages of 29 districts throughout Georgia.
2013-10-27
Journalist Gela Mtivlishvili Claims He Was Forced Out of Precinct
Editor-in-chief of the Information Center of Kakheti Gela Mtivlishvili claims that he was not allowed into the Precinct # 14 in Chikaani village and then physically assaulted him.
2013-10-27
Human Rights Center – Minor Violations Observed at the Presidential Elections Cannot Influence the Election Results
Two hours before the polling process is over at the Presidential Elections of October 27, Human Rights Center’s head office contacted its observers. Based on the information provided by our observers, we can declare that minor violations observed in the selected regions, where we have sent our monitors, cannot influence the election results.
2013-10-26
Fight with Election Posters
Leader of the United National Movement’s Lanchkhuti office Kakha Askurava informed humanrights.ge about the “war of posters” in the town center. He said posters of the Georgian Dream were placed over Davit Bakradze’s posters on the window-glasses of the buildings between the monument of “Rebel from Guria” and police office.

2013-10-26
GYLA presented its monitoring report of pre-election period
Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association presented its monitoring report of pre-election period. The report covers the monitoring results in the period of July-September 2013. During the three months period GYLA conducted monitoring in Tbilisi and seven regions - Kakheti, Shida Kartli, Kvemo Kartli, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Imereti, Adjara and Ozurgeti.

2013-10-26
Observers of Human Rights Center to Monitor Presidential Elections in Eight Regions of Georgia
Human Rights Center will monitor Presidential Elections in eight regions of Georgia: Kakheti, Imereti, Shida Kartli, Kvemo Kartli, Adjara, Guria, Mtskheta-Mtianeti and Samegrelo. On October 27, 75 observers of the organization will be mobilized in the towns and villages of 29 districts throughout Georgia.

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