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Analyses | | Krzysztof Strachota

The presidential inauguration ceremony has closed the process – ongoing since October 2012 – of transferring power from Mikheil Saakashvili and his party.

Analyses | | Marek Matusiak

Giorgi Margvelashvili, the candidate of the ruling Georgian Dream coalition, has won the presidential election, taking 62% of the vote

Analyses | | Marek Matusiak

On 2 September Georgia's Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili confirmed that he intends to leave politics.  Though stepping down, Ivanishvili will de facto retain instruments of influence over both the ruling coalition  and the government…

Analyses | | Marek Matusiak

On 26 August in a southern village inhabited by both Orthodox and Muslim Georgians, the local authorities dismantled the minaret of the local mosque. The reasons given for this were that its construction was unauthorised. This sparked…

Analyses | | Marek Matusiak

The United National Movement has become mired in crisis following its electoral defeat bringing to an end almost a decade in power. On 19 April, the UNM led by President Mikheil Saakashvili held its first rally in the centre of Tbilisi…

Analyses | | Marek Matusiak

On 10 April, Georgia’s Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili signalled the need for an investigation into the outbreak of the war between Georgia and Russia in 2008; the Georgian government of the time’s responsibility; and whether war…

Analyses | | Marek Matusiak

The first half of February marked one hundred days since the Georgian Dream (GD) government coalition, under Bidzina Ivanishvili as Prime Minister, took office. This period, which has been marked by a no-holds-barred political struggle…

Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz, Marek Matusiak

The new head of the Georgian government, Bidzina Ivanishvili, visited the capital city of Azerbaijan, Baku on 26 December. This was his second foreign visit, after Brussels. What had originally been planned as a courtesy visit to become…