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 United States accuses Russia of spinning a false and dangerous narrative to justify its illegal actions in Ukraine - the U.S. Department of State has released a special statement with ten facts that prove Russian hands in the Ukraine`s crisis.
A week-long strike of the pupils and the pedagogues of the N53 public school of Tbilisi is over - the school has returned to the normal process of work; the new director, Eka Gakharia has entered the office and started to work. She has offered cooperation to the personnel of the school.
Chief Prosecutor`s Office of Georgia has charged opposition MP Roland Akhalaia for exceeding official authority. The office has released a special statement to define the detalis of the crime of which the opposition MP is accused.
The members of the parliamentary opposition have assessed the clashes between the United National Movement leaders and the Georgian Dream activists in five different cities of Georgia as a political pressure on the opposition.