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Monitoring the Implementation of the Code of Conduct by Political Parties in Georgia

This Document has been produced with the financial assistance of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of the GIP and can under no circumstance be regarded as reflecting the position of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. The 2020 Parliamentary elections were crucial not only as they triggered the political crisis of the immediate post-election period, but because they determined the political dynamics for the long-term development of the country. (more…)

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What Georgia should expect from the U.S. new administration?

Expert Comment #17 | June, 2021

Democracies all over the world have shared a wave of optimism emanating from Washington in the wake of Joe Biden’s ascension to the White House. A less mercurial man than his predecessor and with vastly greater political experience, Biden is looked on with hope that his new administration will restore the role of the U.S. as an active promoter – and defender – of liberal democracy. This latter point has been an encouraging sign for former Soviet states that have since turned their aspirations westward, as has a statement that the President has already made: “the days of the United States rolling over in the face of Russia’s aggressive actions… are over”. (more…)

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Report presentation: Monitoring the Implementation of the Code of Conduct by Political Parties in Georgia

On 9 June, GIP presented a report on “Monitoring the Implementation of the Code of Conduct by Political Parties in Georgia”, published with the support of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. Prior to the 2020 elections, 40 Georgian political parties signed the political party Code of Conduct (CoC). By signing the document, the parties voluntarily undertook a commitment to fulfilling pre-election competition principles, to abide by ethical norms, respect each other and the voters, and to refrain from taking action that violated ethical norms. The report aims to monitor the extent to which the major political Georgian parties fulfilled these norms and principles. The report made use of a number of quantitative and qualitative research methods, including desk research, interviews (more…)

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GEODEM2021 – Panel 3: Populist Nationalism and Euroscepticism: Imagined or Real Threat for Associated Countries?

In May-June, 2021 GIP is hosting the 6th edition of its traditional annual Democracy Conference #GEODEM2021. Due to the pandemic, the conference is being conducted online presenting 3 different thematic panels.
To attend the 3rd final panel of the conference on 16 June, please register here >>

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