Sonja Schiffers, Franziska Smolnik

No Dream in Georgia?

Domestic Quarrels and Local Elections Show: “Winner Takes All” Likely to Continue

SWP Comment 2017/C 43, November 2017, 4 Pages

Regions:

Georgia

Even though the country is a regional frontrunner, Georgian democracy is not yet consolidated. Parliamentary elections in 2016 saw the governing Georgian Dream returned with a constitutional majority. The October 2017 local elections brought the ruling party another sweeping victory. Despite Georgian Dream’s overwhelming electoral successes, the country faces voter apathy. Alongside lack of parliamentary controls and a fragmentation of the party-political spectrum this does not bode well for consolidating democracy in the near future.

SWP Research Paper

Volker Stanzel (ed.)
New Realities in Foreign Affairs: Diplomacy in the 21st Century


Volker Stanzel
Introduction: Following the Wrong Track or Walking on Stepping Stones - Which Way for Diplomacy?