Ilham Aliyev is to serve a fourth presidential term in Azerbaijan, with the Central Election Commission announcing he received 86% of votes in Wednesday’s snap election. The opposition-leaning Meydan TV reported major violations, airing footage of people voting multiple times at different polling stations. International observers said the election ‘lacked genuine competition’, and reported ‘serious violations’ including ballot-box stuffing. [Read more…]
Armenia’s parliament has appointed Armen Sargsyan, who served as a prime minister in late 1990s, as the new president. This completes the country’s transition to a parliamentary system of governance.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has announced snap presidential elections for April 2017. [Read more…]
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has vetoed a controversial bill which would have allowed more advertising to be aired on the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB). Parliament can now choose consider comments from the president, or to overrule the veto.
The ruling Georgian Dream party has submitted a draft law to Georgia’s Parliament to amend recently adopted constitutional changes. [Read more…]
Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili vetoed on 9 October a package of constitutional amendments adopted by Parliament. [Read more…]
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has called for more tolerance towards queer people in Georgia, as well as for religious, and ethnic minorities. [Read more…]
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.