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Georgia: Further Democratizaton of Political Process

(Sept. 25, 2008) On September 16, 2008, the President of Georgia delivered his “State of the Nation” address to the Parliament and proposed a series of reforms aimed at further democratization of the political process in the country. Simultaneously, using his right of legislative initiative, the President submitted to the Parliament bills amending major laws […]

Georgia: New Election Legislation

(Dec. 2, 2007) On November 20, 2007, as a part of the compromise between the opposition parties, the Parliament adopted amendments to Georgia's election laws, which will apply during the 2008 parliamentary elections. The amendments decrease the election threshold for the parties from the present seven percent to five, affect the composition of the election […]