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Nino Burjanadze talks about falsification of elections
Publish Time: 2017-10-22 00:32:00
Nino Burjanadze, Leader of Democratic Movement – United Georgia Party talks about falsification of local self-governance elections. During the briefing held at the party office, Burjanadze said that electricity supply was cut off at some polling stations in Rustavi and Khashuri towns that causes suspicion of election forging.“The Central Election Commission will be late in publication of preliminary results of the elections. I know for sure that summarizing protocols are failing to balanced even in Tbilisi. Serious problems are fixed everywhere,” Burjanadze said. 
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ODIHR to make statement about preliminary evaluation of Georgian elections on October 22
Publish Time: 2017-10-22 00:03:00
The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) will make a statement about preliminary evaluation regarding the October 21 local self-governance elections in Georgia on October 22. Stewart Dickson, Head of the Congress delegation will make the statement. The observation mission includes 196 election observers of 30 countries. The 189observers were presented by ODIHR, while 7- by the Congress. 
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Summarizing protocols being entered into special program of CEC
Publish Time: 2017-10-21 23:09:00
The summarizing protocols about local self-governance elections, compiled from polling stations, are being entered into a special program of Central Election Commission (CEC). Everybody can observe the process with use of 360 degree installation through facebook, Youtube and official page of CEC. 
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8 people, including a minor injured in Munich stabbing attack
Publish Time: 2017-10-21 23:05:00
Several people, including a 12-year-old boy, were injured as a knife-wielding man attacked people in the German city of Munich.The perpetrator began assaulting pedestrians indiscriminately early on Saturday near the Rosenheimer station in east of downtown Munich.Eight pedestrians, including a 12-year-old boy, were stabbed in five nearby locations, Hubertus Andrae, Munich police chief, said at a press-conference. Their injuries suffered were “superficial” and “non-life-threatening,” he added, as reported by Russia Today.The perpetrator, who was described as an unshaven, “corpulent,” blonde-haired man, fled the scene on a bicycle. Police helicopters were raised in the air as the authorities advised the locals to stay indoors.The manhunt ended three hours after the stabbings took place, with the suspected perpetrator being arrested. German police ruled out terrorism in the attack, with Andrae saying: “We have no indication of a terrorist, political, or religious motive.” “I assume it is to do with a psychological disorder of the perpetrator,” he stressed, adding that the attacker was known to police over previous offences.The male, a 33-year-old German national, will be sent to the psychiatric clinic for further examination, the police chief added.The attack on Saturday comes the very next day after another suspect, described by witnesses as a “madman,” injured nine people inside the VIVO shopping mall in the Polish town of Stalowa Wola. The knifeman, reportedly aged 27, indiscriminately attacked visitors before being apprehended by police.Munich itself saw a shooting rampage in July last year, when an eighteen-year-old shot dead nine people at the Olympia shopping mall in the Bavarian metropolis.The gunman committed suicide shortly after the shooting, and was described in conflicting reports as either a far-right extremist or an Islamist.
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Lost girl found in Tbilisi
Publish Time: 2017-10-21 22:36:00
Ketevan Kurdovanidze, 12, lost girl in Tbilisi has been found, relatives of the family informed First Channel. The girl has been missing since October 20 from Uiaragho Street. First Channel released the information and the photo upon request of the family. 
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Voter turnout in Georgia’s local self-governance elections
Publish Time: 2017-10-21 21:48:00
The voter turnout in Georgia’s local self-governance elections was 45.64% based on the data of Central Election Commission (CEC) by 20:00. The highest voter turnout in regions is fixed in Racha-Lechkhumi, the lowest – in Shida Kartli. The CEC is working in special regime. 
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Chairman of Parliament does not exclude second round of elections in regions
Publish Time: 2017-10-21 21:41:00
Irakli Kobakhidze, Chairman of Parliament does not exclude holding of second round of local self-governance elections in some regions of Georgia. Kobakhidze made this statement based on results of exit-polls of local self-governance elections held in Georgia today. 
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We will not admit elections forging – Irma Inashvili
Publish Time: 2017-10-21 21:38:00
“We will not admit forging of elections,” Irma Inashvili, one of the leaders of Patriots’ Alliance says. Inashvili evaluated voting process of local self-governance elections held in Georgia today. 
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Leaders of Georgian Dream gathered at central office
Publish Time: 2017-10-21 20:07:00
Leaders of the ruling Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia Party are gathered outside the party’s central office. Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and candidate for post of Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze are present there. PM congratulated Georgian people on holding the local self-governance elections. Irakli Kobakhidze, Chairman of Parliament said that social polls presume that Kaladze is winning in the elections and that the second tour is not anticipated. However, the ruling team is waiting for publication of the preliminary results of the elections from Central Election Commission (CEC). The preliminary results are expected to become known after midnight. 
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Polling stations closed - Local self-governance elections held in Georgia
Publish Time: 2017-10-21 20:05:00
The local self-governance elections were held in Georgia today. The polling stations were closed at 8 PM. The ballot boxes are being sealed. The protocols compiled from all polling stations will be sent to the Election Constituencies and then to Central Election Commission (CEC). The CEC expects to begin publication of preliminary results after midnight. Elections took place in 5 self-governance cities and 59 municipalities. The population was electing the 2058 members of 64 Sakrebulos (city assemblies) and 64 Mayors with 4-year term. The 22 political parties, 5 electoral blocs and independent candidates participated in the elections. The 369 candidates ran for mayoral posts and 4 727 – for membership in Sakrebulos. Thirteen candidates competed for post of Mayor in Tbilisi, 11 –in Rustavi, 8 –Kutaisi, 7 – Poti, 9 – Batumi. The candidate has to overcome the 50% barrier, otherwise a second round of elections will be held. Sakrebulos will be staffed by the candidates elected through both Proportional and Majoritarian system. The voting process began at 8 AM. The polling stations were opened in 73 election constituencies across Georgia except Georgia’s two occupied regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The total number of voters based on Central Election Commission (CEC) was 3, 440, 123 people. The voter turnout for 20:00 was fixed at 45, % based on the Central Election Commission (CEC). The voter turnout in Tbilisi by that time was 43%. The most active constituency in Georgia’s capital was Didube. The highest voter turnout in regions was fixed in Racha-Lechkhumi, the lowest – in Shida Kartli.The local self-governance elections was monitored by 581 international election observers, more than 54 thousand observers of election entities and more than 20 thousand local observers. The elections were covered by more than 4 thousand journalists. Media Center was functioning at European House in Tbilisi on the occasion of local self-governance elections. Seven non-governmental organizations were holding briefings for journalists throughout the day. The CEC is working in 24-hour regime. 
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Voter Turnout for 17:00
Publish Time: 2017-10-21 18:29:00
The voter turnout for 17:00 was fixed at 36, 71% based on the Central Election Commission (CEC). The voter turnout in Tbilisi is 54 %. The most active constituency is Didube. The highest voter turnout in regions is fixed in Racha-Lechkhumi, the lowest – in Shida Kartli.  The CEC is working in special regime. The election administration will be holding information briefings throughout the day. Information center, hot-line and online chat of CEC is working in 24-hour regime.
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Nino Burjanadze holds briefing
Publish Time: 2017-10-21 18:14:00
Nino Burjanadze, Leader of Democratic Movement – United Georgia held a briefing at Leaders’ Council of Oppositional Parties. Burjanadze said that summoning for activeness led to certain increase of the voter turnout. She also focused on violations during the election process, namely, on facts of bribing of the socially vulnerable persons. 
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Special squad arrives in Marneuli
Publish Time: 2017-10-21 17:04:00
Special Squad is mobilized in Marneuli, Kvemo Kartli, Georgia. The Special Service representatives have arrived at the Marneuli Police Department building by the so-called yellow buses. The shooting team of “Moambe” News Program shot their presence. The escort also includes several special vehicles. The Special Squad representatives have not appeared at the polling stations. The voting process is ongoing on the background of minor incidents.  
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Kakha Kaladze calls on voters for being active
Publish Time: 2017-10-21 16:11:00
Kakha Kaladze, candidate for post of Tbilisi Mayor of Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia Party called on voters for being active in the elections. “Several hours are remaining till the victory and we, all together, will celebrate living in the city full of life,” Kaladze said.  
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Voter Turnout for 15:00
Publish Time: 2017-10-21 16:05:00
The voter turnout for 15:00 was fixed at 29, 84% based on the Central Election Commission (CEC).  The CEC is working in special regime. The election administration will be holding information briefings throughout the day. Information center, hot-line and online chat of CEC is working in 24-hour regime. 
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Incident in Vachnadziani village
Publish Time: 2017-10-21 14:42:00
An incident took place during the election process in Vachnadziani village, Gurjaani district of eastern Kakheti region. A member of election commission representing European Georgia Party shut the door of a lavatory to other members of the commission.   
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Oppositional parties focus on violations
Publish Time: 2017-10-21 14:16:00
Representatives of oppositional parties and non-governmental organizations talk about serious violations detected during the voting process of local self-governance elections. Election process was impeded at one of the polling stations in Tbilisi; the 6th polling station of Mtatsminda Constituency was opened late. There are facts of verbal conflicts and campaigning. One voter in Adjara region was allowed to vote without undergoing the marking procedure.  
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Labor Party evaluates election process
Publish Time: 2017-10-21 14:15:00
Shalva Natelashvili, Labor Party Leader called on the authorities not to forge election process, which is crime, and not to destroy future to the voters. Natelashvili made this statement when evaluating the election process. 
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Member of New Georgia Party physically assaulted
Publish Time: 2017-10-21 14:09:00
A member of New Georgia Party was physically assaulted by an unknown person. The victim of the attack is an underage person. The incident took place at Bukia Garden in Tbilisi. In an interview with “Moambe” News Program of First Channel, the victim said that he had handed the party’s flyer to a girl. The man, who was accompanying the girl, then assaulted him. Giorgi Vashadze, Leader of New Georgia arrived at Vake-Saburtalo Police regarding the incident. He demanded the video material detected by surveillance cameras and identification of the assailant.   
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International Transparency - Georgia holds briefing
Publish Time: 2017-10-21 13:52:00
International Transparency - Georgia, non-governmental organization held a briefing at Media Center. The organization is monitoring local self-governance elections in Tbilisi. The NGO has detected about 50 violations and compiled three complaints thus far. 
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