Just came from Georgian region Marneuli. We were making report for Radio GIPA (Georgian Institute of Public Affairs ) with my groupmates Azer Nazarov, Ulviyya Quliyeva, Lale Musaqizi and Nune Aylanjanyan. We couldn’t stay till the end of election day but things that we saw revealed that there is more needs to be done to improve election process in this region.
From 11:00 to 15:00 we were in Marneuli. Registrars and ruling party representatives were satisfied by voting process. They evaluated public activity satisfactory. But results by two oclock was like this: Polling Station No:5 Thirty five(3%) people votet out of registered one thousand two hundred eighty one. The result in Polling Station No: 85 were similar, fifty seven(5%) people voted out of registered one thousand tüo hundred fifty one.
The first thing that surprised me it was posters of National Movement. Everywhere were there Posters with numbers but not with photos of candidates, Mikheil Saakashvili was on this posters. The positive for them was that they translated it into Azerbaijani language. Yusubov Huseyn from National Movement , Mayor Mayors assistant said that they organised comission for disabbled peoples.
We saw Azer Suleymanov Georgian Parlament Memeber on our way. He told as he visited different polling stations and didn’t see any law violence.
It has been only hour when we entered Polling Station No:3 . A man came for voting. When registrars saw journalists coming they checked him and he had ink in his finger but still he wanted to vote and then they silently told him to wait us to leave and come back again.
None Samkharadze correspondent from Independent Kvemo Kartli Media group said that Christian Democrats and Republican Party saw law violance. We checked and talked to Mamuka Shavadze Christian Democrats representative. He confirmed information and said that some group wanted to do carusel opperation (when same people try to vote on different polling stations). But they don’t know whos interest they were sruving. Beside this there was ink problem in Kvemo Sarali. But after their protests problem was solved.
On Polling Station 85 when we interested about opposition representatives they pointed to a young man. But when we asked him to which party he belongs he couldn’t answere and asked to wait.
Ayat Ibrahimov Head of Polling Station No:67 said they had more guests than voters. only 25 voted from 1247. and 8 of them are women. Yusubov Huseyn mayor assistant said women involvement in elections increased. More women voted that last year.
This is the law violence which i video captured. . .