Will Georgia’s Parliamentary Vote Clear the “Free and Fair” Hurdle?

A rally organized by the United National Movement, Georgia’s largest opposition party, in Gori in early September. As Georgian voters prepare for a parliamentary election on October 8, various irregularities – among them, coup-plot allegations and the explosion of an opposition politician’s car – suggest that democratic practices in Georgia still leave much to be desired. (Photo: United National Movement)

As Georgian voters prepare for a parliamentary election on October 8, various irregularities – among them, coup-plot allegations and the explosion of an opposition politician’s car – suggest that democratic practices in Georgia still leave much to be desired.
 

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Giorgi Lomsadze is a freelance journalist and a frequent contributor to EurasiaNet.org's Tamada Tales blog.

Will Georgia’s Parliamentary Vote Clear the “Free and Fair” Hurdle?

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