Elections in Georgia: October 27 Presidential Elections

Publication Date: 
21 Oct 2013
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Georgians head to the polls on October 27 - the sixth presidential election since the country's independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.

The past year saw a reversal in the Georgian political dynamic, with the Georgian Dream winning big in the October 2012 parliamentary elections and the April 2013 by-elections at the expense of the formerly-ruling United National Movement.

This election is another significant step toward the normalization of inclusive, competitive politics. IFES' frequently asked questions (FAQs) Elections in Georgia: October 27 Presidential Elections cover:

  • Why is the presidential election important? What's at stake?
  • How will constitutional changes affect the balance of the President and Prime Minister?
  • How can persons with disabilities cast their vote?
  • How will Georgian voters learn about the election and candidates?


Download IFES' FAQs on Elections in Georgia: October 27 Presidential Elections.