About: Georgia elections

Europe's East 17-12-2018

Georgia’s new president seeks unity after vote protests

Georgia's incoming President Salome Zurabishvili vowed to reconcile political divisions and deepen ties with NATO and Europe at Sunday's inauguration that opposition protesters were blocked from reaching.
Europe's East 03-12-2018

Thousands of Georgians protest ‘stolen election’, urge snap polls

Around 25,000 Georgians protested Sunday (2 December) against the election of a ruling party-backed candidate to the presidency and demanded snap parliamentary polls in a move that threatens to complicate the transition of power in the Western-backed nation.
Europe's East 29-11-2018

Former French diplomat wins Georgia presidential election

Results from Georgia’s presidential runoff showed the ruling party-backed candidate, who favours balancing the ex-Soviet republic’s relations with Moscow and the West, defeating her rival who advocates a stronger pro-Western line.
Europe's East 17-07-2017

Georgia: Failing democratic transition or Eastern Partnership success story?

To the untrained eye, Georgia’s European future looks secure. Yet, zoom in closer and Georgia is quickly turning into another oligarchic regime in the region, where political competition and free speech are on the wane. Salome Samadashvili calls on Brussels to act.
Elections 10-10-2016

Ruling party in Georgia decisively wins parliament vote

The ruling party in Georgia decisively won parliamentary elections, firming its grip on power in the former Soviet nation, near-complete results showed yesterday (9 October).
Global Europe 06-07-2016

Kerry reassures NATO hopefuls Georgia and Ukraine

US Secretary of State John Kerry began a two-day visit to Georgia and Ukraine today (6 July) to reassure NATO's eastern friends they will not be abandoned to face Russia alone.
Europe's East 06-11-2014

Georgian coalition rocked by defections

Georgia's foreign minister quit yesterday (5 November) and one of six parties in the ruling coalition pulled out, depriving it of a parliamentary majority in a rift over the pace of integration with the West.
Europe's East 05-09-2014

Georgia and the Saakashvili criminal charges conundrum

The decision by the Georgian prosecutor to press charges against former President Mikheil Saakashvili was not unexpected, but it nonetheless has the potential to change Georgia’s relationship with Europe and the US as well as to stoke domestic political tension, writes Lincoln Mitchell.
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Europe's East 28-10-2013

EU: Elections in Georgia ‘well managed’

EU election observers said on Monday that Georgia's presidential poll was "transparent", confirming democracy is becoming stronger in the former Soviet republic. The European Commission also welcomed the victory of Georgy Margvelashvili, the candidate representing the ruling Georgian Dream coalition, after he won Sunday's elections with a clear majority.
Elections 28-10-2013

Georgian voters cement ruling coalition’s grip on power

A little-known ally of billionaire Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili won a landslide victory in Georgia's presidential election yesterday (27 October), cementing the ruling coalition's grip on power after Mikheil Saakashvili's ten-year rule.
Europe's East 18-10-2013

Minister: Georgia is firmly on pro-western track

If there is consensus on one thing in Georgia, it is the country’s pro-western course of European and trans-Atlantic integration, the Georgian foreign minister Maia Panjikidze told EURACTIV Germany in an exclusive interview.

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