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Tuesday, April 30
CEC Chairman says people should be encouraged to have biometric passports

Interpressnews reports that the Head of the Central Election Commission (CEC), Zurab Kharatishvili, said a special mechanism needs to be created to motivate Georgian citizens to take new biometrical ID cards. Otherwise, the Head of CEC thinks that tens of thousands of people may not find their names in the election lists during the elections which will be based on biometric data.

Kharatishvili said at a meeting with the inter-faction group working on election legislation that the idea of identifying voters through the biometric photos is acceptable, but not everyone is willing to do so. Thus, as a result, many people will remain outside the voters list.

Irma Inashvili leaves the position of a head of Obieqtivi

Netgazeti reports that Irma Inashvili is no longer the head of the media union Obieqtivi. According to Ani Kiknadze, representative of the media union, Inashvili left the position upon her own decision. Who will be the new head is not known as yet. “Obieqtivi will restore functioning in a week. The majority of presenters and programs will change,” Kiknadze said.

Information that Inashvili officially left the post became public after the board session. Before this decision, Inashvili told Netgazeti that it was her personal decision that Obieqtivi should stop broadcasting.