Georgia Parliamentary Elections: October 2020 (due)

A poll worker mans a polling station for Georgia’s 2018 presidential elections. Photo credit: Wikimedia/OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Freedom House Rating

Partly Free
Government Type
Semi-Presidential Republic
4 million

Parliamentary Elections
October 31, 2020
Local Elections
October 2021 (due)

Presidential Elections
October 28, 2018
Local Elections
October 21, 2017
Parliamentary Elections
October 8, 2016


Georgia is set to hold parliamentary elections on October 31, 2020. All 150 seats in the unicameral Parliament are at stake. Election reform and the electoral system are both highly controversial political issues.

Political Context

Georgia, a former Soviet republic, began its transition to democracy in 

Curated News and Analysis

Helena Bedwell, Bloomberg (September 7, 2020): Georgia’s Ex-President Saakashvili Seeks to Return in Election

Michael Peel and Ben Hall, Financial Times (May 24, 2020): Georgia’s president warns crisis could trigger Russian aggression Coronavirus has created uncertainty in the Black Sea region as Moscow seeks to build greater influence

RFE/RL (May 15, 2020): Two Georgian Opposition Leaders Pardoned In Bid To Save Election Reforms Deal

Updated September 10, 2020

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