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Online Round Table: European perspectives, Russian Law, and a new electoral system: What to know about Georgia’s 2024 elections

Online round table “European perspectives, Russian Law, and a new electoral system: What to know about Georgia’s 2024 elections” The parliamentary elections in Georgia, set for October 26, 2024, occur amid weeks of continued peaceful protests against the law “On transparency of foreign influence” pushed by the ruling Georgian Dream party and efforts to intimidate […]

Georgia: Last chance to stop Russian-style crackdown on civil society

International human rights organizations, civil society groups, and election observers are urging European and national leaders to promptly address the Georgian government’s attempt to crackdown on civil society as the country approaches its General Elections in October. Since April 15th, Georgians have been rallying in protest against the proposed “Transparency of Foreign Influence” law, which […]

New Voting Technologies in Georgia’s Parliamentary Elections

Georgia is scheduled to hold much-anticipated parliamentary elections on October 26, 2024. This time around 90 percent of Georgian citizens will vote in polling stations using electronic means: special voter verification equipment will be used to check voter identity; voters will fill in paper ballots and feed the ballot into optical ballot scanners. The author […]

International Society for Fair Election and Democracy

ISFED is an indipendent non-for-profit non-governmental organization with one of the broadest regional networks in Georgia. It was established in 1995 for the purpose of carrying out citizen monitoring on elections and related political processes. Throughout these years, ISFED has made an important contribution to the improvement of the Election Code as well as electoral […]

Outlook ahead of Georgia’s Parliamentary Elections

As Georgia prepares for its upcoming parliamentary elections on October 26, 2024, significant changes are underway. This election marks a historic shift to a fully proportional electoral system, with all 150 members of parliament set to be elected in a single nationwide constituency under a 5% threshold. A notable feature is the widespread adoption of […]

Challenges for election campaign finance in Georgia

EPDE member ISFED published a study on financial challenges for Georgian political parties and election campaigns. The study aims to identify the financial challenges for the election campaigns of the political parties during the elections, as well as invisible barriers for regional politicians, women, representatives of ethnic minorities, and independent candidates.

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