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Elections and Political Processes

On October 1, 2012, the people of Georgia came out in record numbers for what turned out to be historic Parliamentary elections. Nearly ten years after the controversial Parliamentary elections in 2003 led to the Rose Revolution, Georgia’s President Saakashvili conceded that his party had been defeated by an opposition coalition in what was the country’s first peaceful and democratic transition of power.  By achieving this milestone, Georgia set a regional example of commitment to democracy.  In the lead-up to and during the next election cycle—which includes 2016 Parliamentary, 2017 local, and 2018 Presidential elections, USAID will continue to deepen and institutionalize Georgia’s electoral and political processes.  

Current programs:

Strengthening Political Processes (SPP)                                                    
August 2014-Jan 2019
          
National Democratic Institute (NDI)                                                                            

www.ndi.org
The purpose of the Strengthening Political Processes in Georgia (SPP) program is to deepen and institutionalize Georgia’s political processes by 1) continuing to build the capacity of political parties at the national and local levels; and 2) enhancing independent oversight of elections.NDI works to increase the legislative effectiveness of party caucuses in legislative bodies (Parliament and City Councils); and  to enhance independent oversight of elections.
 
 
Strengthening Political Processes (SPP)
July 2014-Dec 2019
International Republican Institute (IRI)
www.iri.org
The purpose of the Strengthening Political Processes in Georgia (SPP) program is to deepen and institutionalize Georgia’s political processes by 1) continuing to build the capacity of political parties at the national and local levels; and 2) enhancing independent oversight of elections. IRI focuses on strengthening political parties, and to enhance independent oversight of elections.
 
 
Strengthening Electoral Processes (SEP)                              
July 2014 – Dec 2019
International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)
www.ifes.org
The Strengthening Electoral Processes (SEP) project works towards the following objectives: 1) improve government capacity to administer and oversee free and fair electoral processes; and 2) enhance civic engagement around key electoral and political processes and reforms.

 

Last updated: June 17, 2016

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