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GIP Expert Polls / Issue #4
The Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) asked 25 Georgian and international engaged observers and experts about the main issues related to Georgia’s constitutional amendments. The poll covered a wide array of questions regarding the role of the president, new election procedures for the president and parliament, and checks and balances. The survey also asked experts to provide general comments and recommendations.
The majority of respondents expressed critical views, expecting the amendments to have negative impacts on Georgia’s democratic development. The bulk of criticism was devoted to the draft constitution’s procedures on presidential and parliamentary elections.