Question marks on the impartiality of election commissions – what not to miss on September 9th

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The impartiality of election commissions is still questionable – so why will the 2021 elections be better than before? The Civil Election Commission claims that the ruling party has recruited precinct election commissions with its own assets. Evidence is video footage taken in up to 100 polling stations showing the process of electing chairpersons, deputy chairpersons and secretaries to precinct election commissions. The Civil Election Commission is a union of former CEC staff and activists set up to monitor election violations. They collect information about the violations themselves and call on the citizens to cooperate. Prior to the publication of the records, the CEC responded to the establishment of a “civil election commission” and said that the organization was set up to discredit them. What materials did the Civil Election Commission obtain? In the 20 videos published by them, which were shot in different precinct commissions in Didube, Vake and Saburtalo, it can be seen that the chairpersons of the commissions nominate the same people who will nominate them for the position of chairperson. Candidates are elected by a majority of votes. Candidates nominated by the chairperson are in some cases voted on by members of the commission who have been nominated by others as chairperson or secretary. In addition to non-governmental, observer organizations and civil activists, teammates of former Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia are talking about the mobilization of party activists in the pre-election period. Will the competence and impartiality of the commission members be one of the challenges in this election as well? Read more in Nastasia Arabuli article. 40 days after the murder of Shanai Brook is opened The Ministry of Internal Affairs has arrested Rafael Mursakulov, a Georgian citizen living in Tbilisi, accused of killing the Australian citizen Shanai Brook. The information was spread by the employee of the agency at the special briefing. According to the agency, a 33-year-old Georgian citizen was arrested on September 8. “Biological samples were taken from several dozen people allegedly involved in the crime, and genetic tests were performed. “As a result of the measures, the circle of the above-mentioned persons has been reduced to a minimum, and, according to the conclusion of the genetic examination, the identity of the accused has been unequivocally confirmed,” the statement reads. The suspect has already been transferred to a temporary detention facility. Read more. Nikol Fashinyan: Mutual support is the formula that will help us manage risk The Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Fashinyan is in Georgia. He has already met with Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili and President Salome Zurabishvili. Fashinian focused on regional cooperation and opportunities between the two countries at a joint briefing with the Prime Minister of Georgia. “We emphasize that, unfortunately, there is a lot of conflict and a lot of danger in our region. We try to help each other in our dialogue and focus on the opportunities that exist. “I think mutual support in seizing opportunities is the formula that will help us manage risk,” Nicole Fashinyan said. Irakli Gharibashvili focused on the Karabakh conflict: “Of course, the Karabakh war was a difficult challenge for our region, but now that I have a new vision for the Prime Minister, I believe that this challenge will be transformed into a new opportunity. The official visit of the Prime Minister of Armenia will end today. Read more. See also: Salome Zurabishvili met with Nikol Fashinyan Epidemiological situation in Georgia The Minister of Health of Georgia Ekaterine Tikaradze says that the number of citizens over the age of 70 who died of coronavirus in the country is high. He spoke about it after the end of the vaccination council and explained the reasons. According to him, the number of citizens over the age of 60 is high among those infected with the disease. As the Minister said, the reason is their urgency. As for the general data on vaccination in the country, currently 17.8% of the adult population in Georgia is fully vaccinated. The number of one-time vaccinated reaches 30%. See also: 100,000 doses of Sinopharm to arrive in Georgia on September 11 WHO: 4.5 million people worldwide infected with coronavirus in one week Michelle reaffirms support for Georgia’s territorial integrity Georgia and Ukraine Russian President Vladimir Putin. After a telephone conversation today, Michelle wrote on her official Twitter page that she reaffirmed her support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine and Georgia. Michel and Putin also spoke about the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict and the situation in Belarus. Read more. The United States and its partners say the Taliban “should deserve” the legitimacy of the government. Legitimacy “deserves credit.” Blinken met with German Foreign Minister Hako Maas after arriving at US Air Force Base in Rammstein. The base is a transit point for thousands of people evacuated from Afghanistan. “The Taliban is seeking international recognition,” Blinken said. “Any legitimacy, any support, must be deserved,” Blinken said, expressing US concern over some members of the “interim” government declared by the Taliban, but did not specify which member. Read more. 3253 Covid Cases Instead of 1965 – Covid Statistics Disappeared in One Day The statistics published on the government website stopcov.ge on September 7 about new cases of coronavirus were false, according to the media and the public about four hours after the National Disease Control He learned from the head of the center, Amiran Gamkrelidze, from the briefing held after the coordination council. However, it was already clear that the data uploaded to Stopcov.ge at 11 am looked suspiciously optimistic. Even if we take into account that the number of new cases of coronavirus published on Tuesdays is much higher than other days of the week, this data seemed even more unrealistic. According to the data published on the site, on September 7, in the last 24 hours, only 1965 cases of coronavirus infection were confirmed. On September 8, we only learned from the Minister of Health, Ekaterine Tikaradze, that a technical defect that had been fixed on the server of the Ministry of Health had been exhausted: How does the Ministry of Health answer technical questions? – Learn from Nino Tarkhnishvili’s article. “If we do not threaten irresponsible political forces with radical steps, should we make the system of politically neutral justice politically biased ?!” – reads Aluda Ghudushauri, member of the faction “Georgian Dream” on the removal of the constitutional amendment initiated from the agenda for the election of the Prosecutor General. .