The Central Election Commission (CEC) responds to the ISFED's, UNM's, and Elene Khoshtaria _ Droa political party's move to lodge complaints in connection with the recently displayed bloody banners in Tbilisi and Georgia's some regions.
In its statement, the CEC says that hate speech is inadmissible and any act promoting its dissemination goes beyond ethical norms.
The statement goes on to say that banners were ordered by a natural person who asked ALMA Ltd to make and display them in the city and the country's some regions.
According to the statement, the said natural person does not represent any political party and has not received financial resources from them to have the banners hung.
"Pursuant to paragraph 3 of Article 45 of the Election Code, the banners displayed in Tbilisi and various regions of Georgia cannot be deemed an election program, which is why there is no legal basis to draw up an offense protocol against this person," the CEC statement reads.