Central Election Commission of Georgia works in the special regime after the president announced the date of parliamentary elections, which will be held on October 1,2012. The CEC has been already handed over the list of the voters, checked up by the State Commission for Ensuring Voter List Accuracy (CEVLA). From today on, the CEC begins to register qualified political entities. Currently, 32 political parties have already submitted required documents for registration at the CEC, but only five of them have been registered. The deadline for registration of the qualified political organizations expires at 18:00 on August 5.Election blocs should be formed during the next 17 days for further registration. As for the single-mandate MP candidates and the list of the parties for parliamentary elections should be submitted to CEC within the next 30 days.
Russian helicopters have violated Georgian airspace - several helicopters flew over the Georgian controlled territory from the occupied Tskhinvali Region yesterday and from the occupied Abkhazia today.
President of Georgia paid tribute to the memory of Georgian national hero, Zhiuli Shartava on his 70th anniversary. Giorgi Margvelashvili announced at the memorial today that by commemorating Zhiuli Shartava, he was also paying tribute to all, who fell in the tragedy of Abkhazia.
Today the first National Hero of independent Georgia – Zhiuli Shartava would become 70 years old. Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili together with Defence Minister Irakli Alasania, other members of Georgian Government and MPs paid a tribute to the memory of Zhiuli Shartava at Saburtalo Pantheon.
Two tourists were killed, two others are missing and only one of the crew survived in an avalanche in Ushguli. The survived tourist contacted the rescue service for help in Ushguli. Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has already confirmed the report about the death of tourists.
Interpol is considering the request of the Ukraine`s government to issue an arrest warrant for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych. The international organization has received an official letter from the Ukraine`s government and will publish the order warrant on its website soon.