According to a recent poll by National Democratic Institute (NDI), 59% of the population think that there is no democracy in Georgia. In other indicators as well, the Georgian government is facing significant downturn in popularity. [Read more…]
Several opposition and independent candidates have claimed to have been prevented from registering for 9 February’s snap parliamentary elections. Other opposition figures have reported facing pressure from the authorities to withdraw. [Read more…]
The Supreme Court of Abkhazia has overturned the results of September’s presidential elections, ordering a rerun of the vote. [Read more…]
Protesters have stormed and seized the building of the Presidential Administration in Sukhumi (Sukhum), demanding that the results of the presidential elections be recognised as unlawful. [Read more…]
Vafa Naghi is 36-years-old former journalist and graduate of Istanbul’s Sabahattin Zaim University. She could have had a bright career in Baku or abroad. But after graduation, she moved back to Kholgaragashli, the village of her birth, to start a small sewing workshop to help the local women find jobs and their independence. After submitting this piece, she was elected to the municipal council. [Read more…]
Abkhazia’s opposition runner-up has lost an appeal in court against the results of 8 September’s presidential vote, in which incumbent Raul Khadzhimba was re-elected. The opposition has vowed to continue to fight the result. [Read more…]
Incumbent president Raul Khadzhimba has narrowly seen off opposition challenger Alkhas Kvitsiniya in Abkhazia’s presidential run-off, preliminary results suggest.
As Georgia transitions to a new electoral system, it’s up to young people to seize the opportunity to make Georgia a better place. [Read more…]
The ruling United Ossetia Party has lost their majority in South Ossetia’s parliament, winning just 14 of 34 seats.
The opposition candidate in Sunday’s parliamentary by-election in Tbilisi has refused to congratulate his opponent from the ruling Georgian Dream party after losing the vote, accusing him of running a dirty campaign. [Read more…]