CACI Forum: An Increasingly Polarized Georgia – What Should America Do?
Tuesday 18 February 2020 / 14:00 - 15:45 /
Washington, DC American Foreign Policy Council. 509 C Street NE, 20002 Washington, DC. Click here for a map
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Georgia has entered an election year with an extremely polarized political environment. In 2019, the ruling Georgian Dream party promised and advertised a move to a proportional electoral system with a zero threshold for parliamentary representation. Its reversal of this decision in November caused significant political turmoil, and led a significant pro-Western fraction to leave the ruling party. The otherwise fractured opposition is now consolidated in its demand for electoral reforms, putting the legitimacy of the election process in question. At several earlier times, the U.S. has taken a role to assist Georgia in difficult times like this. Could it do so again? Should it?
This event is moderated by Svante Cornell, Director of ISDP.