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.
According to media reports, Chorbishop of Catholicos-Patriarch of Georgia Jakob (Konstantine Iakobashvili) made illegal political calls during Sunday sermon containing signs of pre-election campaign - the statement released by some non-governmental organizations says.
NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, James Appathurai has started his last visit to Georgia prior to the Wales Summit of the Alliance.
Seventy-eight Georgian students have been granted scholarships for their studies abroad - the winners of the contest held by the International Centre for Education met with the Prime Minister of Georgia today.
The Georgian Prime Minister`s special representative in relations for Russia, Zurab Abashidze and Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gregory Karasin are meeting in Prague now - this is the first meeting between Abashidze and Karasin...
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The parliament of Lithuania has ratified the Association Agreement signed by Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia with the European Union - the President of the country has confirmed this in her post made on twitter.