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For several decades now, deep and uncompromising public-political confrontation has been creating new crises that have brought Georgia’s democratic development to a dead-end. As a result, objectives and challenges of national importance have been obscured for the wider public. Therefore, it is important to establish the points of national accord among the public and mobilize it to force the political class to return to boundaries set by public demand, move to create a strategy for depolarization and focus on state objectives that are above party politics.
In this context, it has been several months since the start of the President’s initiative on a National Accord. The public’s trust towards Salome Zourabichvili has increased following her response to the events in Ukraine, so this initiative may have more chance of combating the depolarization and deradicalization. Therefore, this policy brief aims at analyzing the resources of the President’s National Accord Process to bring a change in the rules of the game in Georgian public-political life. Also, to determine what controversial issues the Administration of the President needs to focus on to increase the effectiveness of the process. Firstly, this work discusses the context of the National Accord and its importance. Then it is analyzed the essence and the peculiarities, as well as controversial aspects, of this initiative. Lastly, the policy brief offers recommendations that may significantly contribute to strengthening the process of building a national accord and achieving tangible beneficial outcomes for the country.
Also in the following document:
- Administration of the President Here and Now: Importance of The National Accord Initiative
- National Accord Initiative: What Does It(not) Cover?
- Controversial Circumstances for the National Accord Process
Key Words: National Accord, President of Georgia, public, parties, crisis