Changes in the Election Administration and its Potential Impact on the Upcoming Local Self-Government Elections in Georgia

Teona Zurabashvili[1] [This publication was produced with the support of the Netherlands Fund for Regional Partnerships MATRA for regional cooperation in the Eastern Partnership (EaP)]. On June 28, 2021, the Parliament of Georgia approved amendments to the Election Code. The latest Election Code of ...
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Quest for Credible Elections in Georgia: Is “E” the Answer?

Shota Kakabadze This policy paper discusses the idea of employing internet voting in elections in Georgia and all the advantages and disadvantages this offers. It engages with detailed analysis of the Estonian case as the only country that has been using E-voting nationwide for fifteen years, and th...
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How negative are elections, and does it matter? Mapping the use of negative campaigning in elections across the world.

Dr. Alessandro Nai[1] The report by an international monitoring commission for the 2018 Presidential election in Georgia concluded that the November runoff “was marred by harsh rhetoric”, and that “the negative character of the campaign on both sides undermined the process.”[2]...
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GIP Commentary: When an Election Damages Democracy: Lessons from the 2018 Georgia’s Presidential Election 

Kornely Kakachia, Bidzina Lebanidze Georgia’s recent presidential elections exposed many of the problems that have been aggravating the country’s democratization process over the last few years. By electing the country’s first female president, Georgia has made one step forward — but the...
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Media Polarization: A Challenge for Georgian Democracy?

Irakli Jgharkava As Georgia prepares for the second round of the presidential elections, media polarization in the country has become more and more of an issue, posing an immediate threat to democracy. Acrimonious and politicizing, it is splitting Georgian society into two camps — supporters versu...
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German Elections 2017: Continuity at the Top, a Looming Disaster from Below

Silvia Stöber “Boring” is a word often used to describe the ongoing election campaign in Germany. The campaign will conclude on September 24 when the citizens elect new members to the Bundestag. A new government will be formed according to the results.           At first glance, not m...
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Elections 2017: Rocking the Dutch Boat

Jelger Groeneveld Board Member, International Security & Defense division, D66 liberal democratic party, Netherlands Would the Netherlands be the first domino to fall to populism in mainland Europe’s election season? That was the main focus of international media last week, despite the fact th...
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