GPB First Channel offers all qualified candidates, who will register by September 14, to partake in the debates, said the Head of the News and Current Affairs Department, Giorgi Gvimradze.
Tbilisi mayoral candidates can also benefit from this opportunity.
“We decided to give this chance to everyone as there are always some concerns of not having the opportunity to debate with the ruling team. Hence, we offer the debate to all the parties,” Gvimradze noted.
“Daily news program Moambe covers all the activities the parties have in the regions. Also, different electoral subjects or candidates will have a chance to address their voters on different platforms,” Gvimradze added.
The GPB will offer two debates to its TV viewers. On September 14 at 10 pm, debates will be held among qualified electoral subjects; the parties will define their speakers. Tbilisi mayoral candidates of qualified electoral subjects will debate on September 21 at 10 pm. Again, the debates will be provided by Auslan Translation; the GPB will also provide a translation into Armenian and Azerbaijani languages and secure Georgian radio broadcast. The order of debate participants will be defined per their electoral number.
GPB First Channel aims to cover the pre-election campaign and the election process in a balanced and impartial manner, in line with all international standards and the values the Public Broadcaster adheres.