An Overview of Georgia’s 2020 Parliamentary Elections – Part 2
The 2020 constitutional amendment that established the new, mixed electoral system has had a positive impact on the agenda of political parties, the electoral environment and general political dynamics in Georgia. The matrix of pre-election activities has somewhat shift...Read more
An Overview of Georgia’s 2020 Parliamentary Elections – Part 1
Overwhelmed by completely extraordinary events, Georgia’s primary political drama of 2020 is approaching its culmination. The decree issued by President Zurabishvili on August 31 set the date of the next parliamentary elections for October 31 and officially kicked off t...Read more
Gender quotas: the worst mechanism for increasing women’s political participation except for all the others
A few days ago, Georgia’s parliament approved a package of amendments to the Electoral Code, including mandatory gender quotas, whose goal is to gradually increase the number of female MPs. The relevant amendment states that political parties must nominate at least one...Read more
The Election System: Compromise in Georgia
The fact that election years in Georgia are characterized by boundless political battles has unfortunately become an integral part of the country's political culture. When Georgia gained its independence, political elite emerged from a society imbued with the idea o...Read more
Why Georgia Needs Fast Regional Train?!
The ongoing development of digital technologies triggers constant changes in the pace of life, mobility and economic activities. With the increasing speed of daily life, travel speeds must also increase to keep up. Some countries look to bullet trains and mega project...Read more
Thus Spoke the OSCE ODIHR – or What Does the Legal Review Say?
2020 has arrived and Georgia is moving towards a regular election phase. The election campaign season is looming and yet there is no consensus on the election system. Political parties have been engaged in endless political battles, instead of being focused on designing...Read more