Observers see government’s image boosted amid COVID-19, split on date of parliamentary elections
The Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) conducted its 12th expert poll from May 20 to June 4. Fifty-two Georgian and international scholars and political observers answered questions about the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for political processes in Georgia. The results confirmed the trends in the last survey conducted in March 2020. Namely, that the government seems to have handled the crisis well and benefitted politically from it. Although the picture is more complex when one takes into account different aspects of crisis management. The performance of the Georgian opposition on the other hand has worsened between March and June, according to the surveyed experts.