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NDI publishes report about parliamentary elections
Update Time: 2016-11-15 12:11:00
The National-Democratic Institute (NDI) published a report about the organization’s observation mission carried out during the 2016 parliamentary elections in Georgia.Based on the report, elections were held in an open and competitive environment. Political entities had the ability to carry out pre-election campaign. The report also mentions some facts of violence and frightening and low qualification of election commission members. According to the organization, the right of freedom of expression and assemblage was more or less well observed. The NDI provides some recommendations for the government’s attention. 
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US electing 45th President
Publish Time: 2016-11-08 20:05:00
Elections, which will have influence on the world’s politics - Voters in the U.S. go to the polls today to elect Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump to replace Barack Obama as President of the United States. The new, 45th president will be elected with 4-year term. Each of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, has a certain amount of electoral college votes to award a candidate, based on the number of members of Congress it has. This is roughly in line with each area's population. Except in Maine and Nebraska, the votes are given on a winner-takes-all basis.This system matters, as the popular vote is less important than the electoral college vote. Clinton's campaign should be buoyed by big Democratic states such as New York, New Jersey, Illinois and California, and these populous states could lead her to victory with their large number of electoral college votes. It’s all about the 538 Electoral College votes. A candidate needs at least 270 electoral votes to clinch the White House. Two measures help capture how important a state and its voters will be in determining the next president: “Tipping-point chance” is the probability that a state will provide the decisive vote in the Electoral College. “Voter power index” is the relative likelihood that an individual voter in a state will determine the Electoral College winner.According to Independent, all new presidents face a formidable workload, no matter what their level of experience, and no matter that they sit at the command of the planet’s largest economy, most formidable armed forces and atop a vast bureaucracy that can offer plentiful, if not invariably wise, advice.Now that one of the bitterest campaigns in history has drawn to a close, here are some of the more pressing demands that will be demanding the 45th president’s attention, whether it's Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. The challenges include but are not limited to ISIS, Russia, overstretch and economy.
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Sitting of Inter-Institutional Commission being held
Publish Time: 2016-11-04 10:02:00
The sitting of Inter-Institutional Commission is being held at Justice Ministry. Representatives of political parties and non-governmental organizations will present recommendations related to election process and commission work. Transparency International Georgia will soon submit the elaborated recommendations to the parliament.   
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Noisy discussions of complaints at Marneuli Election Constituency Commission
Update Time: 2016-11-02 12:07:00
The process of discussions of complaints at Marneuli Election Constituency Commission lasted during several hours and turned out noisy. Election Commission chairman and a representative of United National Movement (UNM) Party had a verbal conflict. Members of non-governmental organization, which demanded annulations of results from #26 polling station, left the sitting in protest. A total of 51 complaints were discussed. The majority of them were concerned to procedural violations. 
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Georgian Dream excludes forging of election results in Marneuli
Publish Time: 2016-11-01 10:16:00
Georgian Dream excludes forging of election results in Marneuli Election Constituency. The ruling team says that elections were held in free and competitive environment that is recognized by local and international observers. The UNM party demands that election results in the 36th election constituency are declared as null and void. 
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New political reality - Georgian Dream gains constitutional majority
Publish Time: 2016-10-31 20:01:00
Completed elections and a new political reality: Georgian Dream gains the constitutional majority. After the second round of elections ruling party has 115 seats in the parliament.National Movement will enter the parliament with 27 MPs, Patriots Alliance with 6 MPs and Industrials -1.Opposition and civil sector believe that Georgian Dream’s constitutional majority is   threat-containing, however ruling team describes it as possibility to fulfill announced reforms.Ruling team plans to establish a group working on constitutional amendments.The second round of 2016 parliamentary elections were held in Georgia on October 30.  The balloting took place in 50 Majoritarian (single mandate) constituencies. Georgian Dream candidates won 48 out of 50 Majoritarian constituencies.
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Ruling team wins constitutional majority
Update Time: 2016-10-31 18:45:00
The ruling team enters the Parliament with constitutional majority – this is the results of the second tour of parliamentary elections according to Central Election Commission (CEC) by this time.The four-month parliamentary  election campaign and two rounds of elections are over. According to preliminary results "Georgian Dream" candidates won 48 out of 50 Majoritaruan constituencies. independent candidate won elections at the Mtatsminda constituency, and candidate from Industrials - in Khashuri.According to preliminary results the Georgian Dream gains 115 seats in the parliament, 113 is enough for winning constitutional majority. National Movement will enter the parliament with 27 MPs, Patriots Alliance with 6 MPs and Industrials -1.The second round of 2016 parliamentary elections was held in Georgia on October 30.  The balloting took place in 50 Majoritarian (single mandate) constituencies where the contenders failed to overcome 50% barrier at October 8 elections. There were 18 election constituencies in Tbilisi and 32 – in regions. 
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OSCE final report on 2016 parliamentary elections to be issued in two months
Publish Time: 2016-10-31 18:03:00
OSCE election observation mission will issue a final report on 2016 parliamentary elections in two months. Prior to the international observation missions make the joint statement on election process. Representatives of the observation missions from  OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Council of Europe and European Parliament assessed the process at a press conference held in Biltmore Tbilisi Hotel today.
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Opposition and civil sector believe Georgian Dream's constitutional majority is threat-containing
Publish Time: 2016-10-31 18:00:00
Opposition and civil sector believe that gaining of constitutional majority by Georgian Dream is   threat-containing. Georgian Dream obtained 115 seats at the parliament at the 2016 parliamentary elections. According to party members it will be used for the country’s welfare.
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Georgian Public Defender positively assessed the election process, however noted about some flaws
Update Time: 2016-10-31 16:10:00
The Georgian Public Defender positively assessed the election process. Ucha Nanuashvili styated that the process was conducted in calm atmosphere, however several flaws were observed.EU Ambassador to Georgia Janos Herman made a comment regarding the second round of parliamentary elections. According to Ambassador, he will wait for the report of OSCE and the European Parliament members, after which he will make an official statement. 
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Prime Minister: Constitutional majority means more responsibility
Publish Time: 2016-10-31 16:07:00
Democracy has won in Georgia – Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili made the regarding statement  at a press conference held today.The balloting process was conducted in fair, free and transparent manner. Constitutional majority means more responsibility for the Georgian Dream, - Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said at a press conference. According to him, the more people's trust is, the higher their demands are.“By our people's decision, the Georgian Dream received a constitutional majority. We will use this mandate to ensure that nobody will be given the opportunity to adjust the Constitution to any one political party.We have very large and ambitious plans aimed at essential improvement of the education system, the country's rapid economic and infrastructural development and welfare of every citizen.Yes, today begins a new phase of the development in the country and we are ready for taking decisive steps. I congratulate you to once again on passing the test of democracy and victory of our country”, he said.
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Georgian Dream to be represented with absolute majority at Adjarian Supreme Council
Update Time: 2016-10-31 14:11:00
Georgian Dream party won elections in all six single-mandate districts and took a 14 seat absolute majority in the Supreme Council of Adjara Autonomous Republic.According to preliminary results all mandates were gained by Georgian Dream. The Georgian Dream will be represented with absolute majority at the Adjarian Supreme Council and it will form a new government.
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Giorgi Margvelashvili - We could not get a multi-party parliament, to a certain extent, it was the order of the public
Update Time: 2016-10-31 14:07:00
“We could not get a multi-party parliament; to a certain extent, it was the order of the public” - Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili made the regarding statement at the briefing today.“First of all, I would like to thank the public, whose activity resulted in this important step towards the Georgian democracy. I would like to emphasize the role of local and international observer missions – due to your work we found gaps, eradication of which is very important for the growing Georgian democracy”, said the President.The President of Georgia congratulates the Georgian Dream, the National Movement and the Patriotic Alliance on getting parliamentary mandates. The ruling team enters the Parliament with constitutional majority – this is the results of the second tour of parliamentary elections according to Central Election Commission (CEC) by this time.The four-month parliamentary election campaign and two rounds of elections are over. According to preliminary results "Georgian Dream" candidates won 48 out of 50 Majoritaruan constituencies. independent candidate won elections at the Mtatsminda constituency, and candidate from Industrials - in Khashuri.According to preliminary results the Georgian Dream gains 115 seats in the parliament, 113 is enough for winning constitutional majority. National Movement will enter the parliament with 27 MPs, Patriots Alliance with 6 MPs and Industrials -1.The second round of 2016 parliamentary elections was held in Georgia on October 30.  The balloting took place in 50 Majoritarian (single mandate) constituencies where the contenders failed to overcome 50% barrier at October 8 elections. There were 18 election constituencies in Tbilisi and 32 – in regions. 
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195 complaints were submitted to the district commissions
Update Time: 2016-10-31 14:03:00
A total 195 complaints were submitted to the district commissions. According to Central Elections Commission the most of them deals with procedural and technical violations.Election administration does not confirm the fact of mass throwing ballot papers into the box in one of the polling stations in Marnauli, about which National Movement reported. In addition, Election Commission plans to discuss complaint of "Fair Elections". Organization demands annulling the results of one of the polling stations in Zugdidi.
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TI Georgia raise the issue of changing the electoral system
Publish Time: 2016-10-31 14:00:00
The non-governmental sector positively assesses the balloting and vote counting procedures. The representatives of NGOs talk about the only minor procedural violations, which according to them, cannot influence the final results.Transparency International – Georgia raise the issue  of changing the electoral system after the new parliament gathers. 
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District commissions starts discussion of complaints
Update Time: 2016-10-31 12:09:00
The district commissions  starts discussing of complaints filed by political parties and NGOs over the second round  parliamentary elections held on October 30 in Georgia. A total of 195 complaints were submitted to the district commissions.
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President: 2016 parliamentary elections were held in Georgia
Publish Time: 2016-10-31 12:00:00
"The October 2016 parliamentary elections were held in Georgia ", - the President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili made the regarding statement.President congratulated the Georgian citizens on peaceful elections and express gratitude toward the media representatives for their work.“First of all, I would like to thank the public, whose activity resulted in this important step towards the Georgian democracy. I would like to emphasize the role of local and international observer missions – due to your work we found gaps, eradication of which is very important for the growing Georgian democracy”, said the President.The President of Georgia congratulates the Georgian Dream, the National Movement and the Patriotic Alliance on getting parliamentary mandates. "We could not get a multi-party parliament, while it was the order of the public. But at the same time, I would like to remind the public that political activities do not end but begin after the elections. Therefore, I urge all of you to be actively involved in the discussions, control of the government and political dialogue. Once again, I congratulate you on the success of the 2016 elections", - said the President.
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Janos Herman makes a comment regarding the second round of parliamentary elections
Publish Time: 2016-10-31 10:38:00
EU Ambassador to Georgia Janos Herman makes a comment regarding the second round of parliamentary elections.According to him, he will wait for the report of OSCE and the European Parliament members, after which he will make an assessment and publish a statement.
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Georgian Dream is the winner in 48 out of 50 constituencies
Publish Time: 2016-10-31 10:00:00
Preliminary results of the second round of parliamentary elections were announced this morning. All polling stations are already counted. In 48 out of 50 constituencies, the ruling Georgian Dream party is the winner. The two remaining mandates will be most probably taken by Simon Nozadze of Topadze – the Industrials party and Salome Zurabishvili, the independent candidate. The second round was held in 50 constituencies of which 18 were in Tbilisi.The second round of 2016 parliamentary elections was held in Georgia on October 30.  The balloting took place in 50 Majoritarian (single mandate) constituencies where the contenders failed to overcome 50% barrier at October 8 elections. There were 18 election constituencies in Tbilisi and 32 – in regions. 
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"Georgian Dream" candidates won 48 out of 50 Majoritaruan constituencies
Update Time: 2016-10-31 06:12:00
All polling stations have been already counted. According to preliminary results "Georgian Dream" candidates won 48 out of 50 Majoritaruan constituencies. independent candidate won elections at the Mtatsminda constituency, and candidate from Industrials - in Khashuri.The preliminary results of the October 30 elections are as following:TbilisiDistrict #1 – Mtatsminda1 - 67.58% - Salome Zourabichvili–independent candidate, backed by GDDG;2 - 32.42% - Nika Rurua - UNMDistrict #2 – Vake (Chavchavadze Avenue with adjacent streets and Tskneti)1 - 75.52% - Bidzina Gegidze - GDDG2 - 24.48% - Helen Khoshtaria - UNMDistrict #6 – Saburtalo (Pekini avenue and adjacent streets)1 - 79.27% - Levan Gogichaishvili - GDDG2 - 20.73% - Sevdia Ugrekhelidze - UNMDistrict #7 – Krtsanisi1 - 72.9% - Beka Odisharia - GDDG2 - 27.1% - Irakli Abesadze - UNMDistrict #8 – parts of Isani1 - 75% - Irakli Abuseridze - GDDG2 - 25% - Giorgi Oniani - UNMDistrict #.9 – Isani (Avlabari)1 - 74.61% - Davit Tchitchinadze - GDDG2 - 25.39% - Besik Kvitsiani - UNMDistrict #10 – parts of Isani and Samgori districts1 - 73.6% - Beka Natsvlishvili - GDDG2 - 26.4% - Zaza Kedelashvili - UNMDistrict #11 – Samgori (parts of Varketili; Patara Lilo)&
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