Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

Georgia’s elections: Win-win?

Elections in Georgia used to be everything but boring: clashes, contestations and conflicts were as natural part of the election process as khachapuri on the tables of Tbilisi restaurants. For now this has changed: the Sunday presidential election and the election campaign that preceded it were notably calmer, according to both domestic and international observers. This is good news - both for the government and the opposition. But the months ahead will show just how long this calm will last: the announced departure of Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili and a possible persecution of the outgoing president Mikheil Saakashvili might still rock Georgia's politics. - See more at:

Project funded by the European UnionEU