Saturday, October 31 10:00 GMT+4 – PM Gakharia Cast His Vote Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia casting his vote: “I voted for a European, western state, formed on the foundation of democratic values, justice, & strong economy. No one can think of returning back to the past, I voted for the future.” 08:45 GMT+4 – President […]
3,657 polling stations opened at 08:00 on October 31 for Georgia’s parliamentary elections. There are 3,526,023 voters eligible to cast a ballot in the elections, including 14,170 registered abroad, according to the Central Election Commission (CEC). 127 special polling stations are available for voters who are hospitalized, quarantined, or self-isolated due to the pandemic. According […]
The policy towards Russian occupation and the Moscow-backed regions of Tskhinvali and Abkhazia has been a burden for Georgian governments for decades, considering many blocks and impasses the question entails. It did barely make any headlines in the context of October 31 parliamentary elections, however. Civil.ge has asked six questions to some of the major […]
On October 31, the citizens of Georgia will vote for 150-member parliament through a significantly modified mixed electoral system with 120 deputies elected through proportional-party lists and 30 lawmakers elected as majoritarians from single-mandate constituencies. Following months-long protests in summer 2019, and lengthy foreign mediated negotiations between the ruling Georgian Dream and opposition parties, the […]
The U.S. Embassy in Georgia expressed its “disappointment” over the rushed decision to hold the Conference of Judges to select two new members of the High Council of Justice, the body overseeing the judiciary, “in the shadow of significant national elections.” “Important decisions with long-lasting consequences such as filling High Council of Justice vacancies should […]
The European Union has announced today the deployment of a European diplomatic watch, which will send over 70 teams to visit over 1,000 polling stations in Georgia on the election day on October 31. Travelling in specially EU marked cars and wearing EU vests and hats, the diplomatic watch teams will follow all relevant COVID-19 safety […]
Filmmaker Dea Kulumbegashvili's award-winning feature debut Beginning is in the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, published in place of the usual running of the festival, curtailed due to the pandemic this year.
A concluding campaign rally organized by the United Opposition - Power in Unity is being held on Freedom Square in downtown Tbilisi. Two days before the parliamentary elections in Georgia, members and supporters of the opposition United National Movement (UNM) party marched from Republic Square to Freedom Square in the center of the capital city of […]
Wizz Air may restore its base in Kutaisi in spring 2021, Economy Minister Natia Turnava said earlier today, noting that aviation companies are assessing the prospect of restoring flights to Georgia in the future, although this will happen gradually.
The maiden edition of Kutaisi International Short Film Festival, the latest cinema event launched in Georgia to bring celebration of the media and art form to audiences beyond capital Tbilisi, has been delayed to next year with the resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic in mind.