Assessment of the 2021 Electoral Reform

This document provides the joint assessments and recommendations of ISFED and Transparency International Georgia regarding the amendments to the Election Code, based on the memorandum signed between the political party Georgian Dream and Citizens. We also considered it necessary to present opinions in order to improve the electoral legislation and practice and address the problems that have had a negative impact on an equal and free electoral environment throughout the election cycle. The discussion space opened by the electoral reform provides an opportunity for the public to draw attention to issues that are not addressed in the proposed legislative changes, but are crucial in terms of improving the electoral environment in the country and increasing the credibility of the election results.