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.
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.
The firearm from which former owner of Rustavi 2 TV Erosi Kitsmarishvili was fired is a CZ pistol. As reported, Tbilisi prosecutor`s office is expected to release a new statement regarding Kitsmarishvili`s death later today.
Georgian ministers assess the drug policy of the government and the interior ministry as efficient. Prime Minister Gharibashvili praised today the interior ministry for the ministry`s successful activities to seize especially large amount of drugs few days ago.