Georgia will hold parliamentary elections on October 31, 2020. The National Democratic Institute issued a report assessing the pre-election environment on August 19. This update bulletin is based on analysis conducted by a team of eight international election experts who, paired with assistants based in Georgia, are tracking the work of the electoral administration, campaign environment, gender and inclusion, media and disinformation, and the impact of covid-19. They are virtually interviewing key stakeholders, including representatives of the Georgian government, political parties and candidates, the election administration, media, civil society, and domestic and international observer organizations. The Institute will monitor the overall election process until its conclusion and may offer further analysis and recommendations before issuing a comprehensive assessment shortly after the elections. NDI appreciates the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which make possible the Institute’s ongoing election analysis.
Read NDI's Pre-election Watch Report here.