Thursday, November 01, 2012

Think Tank: Nr. 43: Parliamentary Elections in Georgia (

( This issue examines Georgia's historic October 2012 parliamentary elections in which power passed peacefully to the opposition for the first time in the country's history. Giorgi Kldiashvili examines the course of the campaign, including the impact of the prison scandal. David Sichinava provides an overview of the regional breakdown of the results, stressing the rural urban divide between the two parties that won parliamentary representation. Cory Welt examines the prospects for democratic development in the aftermath of the election. Finally, Niklas Nilsson considers the international implications. The relatively free and fair elections likely improve Georgia's relations with the West and potentially open the door to better relations with Russia as well.

CAD-Issue.jpg27The President in Opposition: Georgia’s 2012 Parliamentary Elections 2
By Giorgi Kldiashvili, Tbilisi

The Results of the Georgian Parliamentary Elections 5

Shades of Red and Blue—Regional Characteristics of Georgia’s 2012 Parliamentary Elections 7
By David Sichinava, Tbilisi

Results of Geo-Statistical Analysis of Voting Behavior 10

Can Georgia Become A Multiparty Democracy? 13
By Cory Welt, Washington

Georgian Public Opinion on the Quality of the Parliamentary Elections (August 2012) 15

International Implications of Georgia’s Parliamentary Elections 17
By Niklas Nilsson, Washington

From 24 September to 22 October 2012 20

Autor(en): Giorgi Kldiashvili, David Sichinava, Cory Welt, Niklas Nilsson

Herausgeber: Robert Orttung

Serie: Caucasus Analytical Digest (CAD)

Ausgabe: 43

Verlag(e): Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich; Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen; Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University

Publikationsjahr: 2012 


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