2014 Local Self-Government
February 26, 2014
The adopted amendment itself contradicts the rights and principles guaranteed by the Constitution as well as the very law on Public Service. Article 13 of the law stipulates the stability of the service personnel and their economic, social, and legal protection as the founding principles of the Public Service in Georgia. Public service employment is regulated by para.1, Article 29 of the Georgian Constitution that guarantees the right to hold a public office for every citizen that meets the requirements established by the law.
February 20, 2014
The International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED), Transparency International Georgia, and the Georgian Young Lawyers' Association welcome the readiness of the ruling coalition to raise the electoral threshold by up to 50% in the local self-government elections.
February 5, 2014
Over the past few weeks, the public has been observing a dispute between the Office of Tbilisi Mayor and Tbilisi Sakrebulo on the approval of the city budget. A meeting with NGOs over this issue was held in the City Council on January 31, in which the Sakrebulo Chairperson tried to explain the rationale behind the rejection of the budget.
February 5, 2014
It is unfortunate that the Ruling Coalition in the Inter-Parliamentary Working Group did not view reform of the electoral system as a priority to ensure fair and equal elections.
NGOs, political parties and international organizations have highlighted the following problems in the current electoral system:
January 29, 2014
The new Code on the Local Self-Governance is actively discussed not only among politicians but also in the large circle of the society. For this reason, ISFED decided to conduct a research and to present the issues, which have been largely discussed to the society. 

With this research, ISFED would like to state its own position regarding the mentioned Draft Law and present its recommendations on the modifications introduced by the new Code. 
January 29, 2014
On January 29th, 2014 , “International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy” presented its research -  “Analysis of the Draft Law on Local Self-Governance, International Experience and Recommendations”. 
January 24, 2014
In January 2014, the Parliamentary Inter-fractional Group started working on the reform of election legislation, which should serve as the bases for conducting 2014 elections.  

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