A recent poll published by the Washington-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) and CRRC Georgia, a Caucasus-based think tank, shows growing disillusionment among Georgians in their government institutions and politicians. Although 69% of those polled continue to believe that the country will be better for future generations, opinion on the nation’s current direction remains largely uncertain. [Read more…]
Anatoly Bibilov, the speaker of parliament, has won the presidential election in the de facto Republic of South Ossetia. A majority of voters also approved in the 9 April poll, adding ‘the State of Alania’ to South Ossetia’s name.
Approximately 300 activists are planning to appeal a controversial newly-adopted surveillance law to Georgia’s highest court, the Constitutional Court. President Giorgi Margvelashvili announced on 7 April his plans to address the court in support of the activists, while speaking to the country from Parliament. He said that he shares the concerns of civil society organisations over the new law.