Presidential Elections in Georgia

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Presidential Elections in Georgia
// Russia and New States of Eurasia. 2018. no. 4. P. 193-203

DOI: 10.20542/2073-4786-2018-4-193-203
Abstract. On October 28 and November 28, 2018 presidential elections were held n Georgia in two rounds.  Despite of the fact that according to the constitution of 2010 the president in this country has almost exclusively representative functions, a tough struggle was unfolded between the candidate of the ruling party “Georgian Dream” Salome Zourabichvili and the candidate of the opposition bloc Grigol Vashadze.
S. Zourabichvili won, but elections have demonstrated the strengthening of the oppositional forces, the expansion of their electoral base, the need for trans-formation and also the possibility of a change of power in the country by constitutional means. “The test” for the ruling party will be parliamentary elections in 2020, while the current elections were regarded  as a kind of “dress rehearsal”. The nature of Russian-Georgian relations isn’t affected by the outcome of the presidential elections in Georgia.

Keywords: Georgia, presidential elections, parliamentary elections, opposition, Russian-Georgian relations 


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For citation:
Skakov A. Presidential Elections in Georgia. Russia and New States of Eurasia, 2018, no. 4, pp. 193-203. https://doi.org/10.20542/2073-4786-2018-4-193-203



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