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.
Minister of Corrections and Legal Assistance of Georgia, Sozar Subari told Alia newspaper that the video tapes discovered in the secret storage in Samegrelo two days ago, include the footage of sexual abuse of prisoners and not only prisoners.
Russia will begin negotiations with Georgia about resuming air communication with Georgia. Official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Aleksandr Lukashevich said that negotiations on resuming direct flights between the two countries would begin in near future.
Public Defender of Georgia says the Ministry of Internal Affairs has violated the presumption of innocence when they announced after the detention of Mikail Kadiyev that he was organizing a terror attack in Georgia. Finally, Kadiyev was charged with illegal carrying and keeping of arms.
United National Movement is concerned about the fall of the index of economic growth in the country. Giorgi Vashadze of the parliamentary minority says the official data released the State Department of Statistics shows that both import and export were reduced during the past month.