Mainly representatives of the Georgian Dream and the opposition United National Movement competed in the parliamentary runoff in Georgia.
The first round of parliamentary elections took place in Georgia on 8 October. A mixed, proportional-and-majority election system applies in Georgia.
On 8 October parliamentary elections will be held in Georgia. A new element in the Georgian context is the appearance of slogans favouring rapprochement with Russia.
Over the past three years, Azerbaijan has revised its risk assessment and has reached the conclusion that the West cannot guarantee its security.
Whatever the solution to the crisis over the occupied police station, internal chaos in Armenia is likely to deteriorate in the coming weeks.
The Four-Day War in Nagorno-Karabakh had a significant impact on the situation in Armenia. The country was shocked out of the political malaise.
The visa issue has had a great impact on the attitude of the public and the elites in Georgia towards the EU and the West.
The prisoners’ release was forced by the economic and social crisis which has been plaguing Azerbaijan.
The clashes were accompanied by unprecedented activity by Moscow, which has allowed it to dominate the Karabakh peace process at this stage.
The main political beneficiary of the four-day conflict is Russia, which has strengthened its position as the de facto principal conciliator.