Legislation

Organic Law of Georgia on Political Union of Citizens

Chapter I
General Provisions


Article 1
A political union of citizens (hereinafter referred to as a “party”) is a voluntary and
independent association founded on citizens’ common vision and organizational basis and
registered in accordance with procedure established by this Law, which operates on the
basis of the Georgian Constitution and legislation.

Article 2
A party as an essential constitutional and legal part of a free democratic society participates
in the forming and expressing the citizens’ political will by means of elections and other
means permitted under law.

Article 3
A party shall be established and shall operate on the following principles:
a) voluntary entry into and leave of membership of a party;
b) independence and self-governance;
c) electivity and accountability;
d) equality of parties before the law;
e) publicity of formation and functioning of parties.

Article 4
A party is a non-profit legal entity. It is subject to provisions of Civil Law that do not contradict
this Law.

Article 5
1. Every citizen of Georgia has a constitutional right to participate in forming and
functioning of a party.
2. It is impermissible to form and operate a party, which is aimed at subversion or
forced change of constitutional order of Georgia, infringement upon the country’s
independence, interference with its territorial integrity or which propagates war or violence or
kindles a national, community, religious or social feud.

Unified Election Code

Article 54. Election/referendum campaign expenditures


1. An elect ion/referendum campaign shall be financed from:

a) The funds of a political union - if the party independently participates in the 
election/referendum;

The Law of Georgia on State Audit Office

The State Audit office (SAO) is the supreme audit institution, responsible for performing audit. The general goals of the activity of the SAO shall be: promote efficient and effective public spending, to protect national wealth, property of state of autonomous republics and local (municipal) entities; to improve management of public finances.
 
The SAO conducts financial monitoring of the political parties, within the competencies defined in The Organic Law of Georgia on "Election Code of Georgia” and "Political Union of Citizens.”

The Constitution of Georgia

The mandate of the State Audit Office (SAO) of Georgia is laid down in the Article 97 of the Constitution of Georgia:

Article 97