IRI, NDI to send observers to Georgia for parliamentary elections
United States government has allocated two million US dollars to sponsor the presence of international observers at the parliamentary elections in Georgia this fall. The representatives of the International Republican Institute [IRI] and National-Democratic Institute [NDI] will arrive in Georgia on July 18th, 2012 - ambassador of the United States to Georgia John Bass announced today. The observers will monitor not only the process of vote, but the pre-election campaigns as well. International observers will be sent to all regions of Georgia. Ambassador also voiced a new initiative of the U.S. government, which is going to facilitate involvement of women candidates in election process.
Georgian Parliament, convened on July 18 for an extraordinary sitting to ratify Association Agreement with the EU, started its session with observing a moment of silence for those killed in the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine on July 17.
New details have been found in the case of Erosi Kitsmarishvili`s death. Georgia`s National Expertise Bureau has released preliminary results of its conclusion regarding the death of the co-founder of Rustavi 2 TV Company.
The firearm from which Erosi Kitsmarishvili was probably fired and which was found at the crime scene was registered by Kitsmarishvili in his name earlier on the same day, July 15, Prosecutor`s Office said.