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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New GIP article on Georgia’s presidential election published by ZOiS

Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS)  published a new article – “The certainty of uncertainty: Georgia’s presidential election” by the GIP Director   – Kornely Kakachia. “Georgian citizens are set to elect their country’s fifth president on 28 Octo...
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Zurabishvili is in the lead but is unlikely to win the first round, according to experts

The candidate endorsed by the Georgian Dream (GD), Salome Zurabishvili, remains the strongest contender in the October 28 presidential election, but she will not win in the first round, according to the latest poll of engaged observers and experts. The expert survey, conducted by the Georgian Instit...
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