Policy Paper: Electoral Systems for Georgia's Representative Bodies: Existing Problems and the Ways of Their Resolution
EPDE member ISFED published a policy paper titled "Electoral Systems for Georgia's Representative Bodies: Existing Problems and the Ways of Their Resolution". The paper is authored by ISFED's Senior Researcher Shota Narsia.
The policy paper evaluates electoral systems for three levels of representative bodies in Georgia – the Parliament of Georgia, Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, and Municipal Councils - and proposes solutions to their shortcomings.
The author, Shota Narsia, suggests implementing a fully proportional electoral system for the Parliament of Georgia, but with a lower threshold than the current 5%.
He also recommends reevaluating the size of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara and implementing a natural threshold for its elections.
Finally, it is suggested to replace the current mixed-member electoral system for municipal councils with either a Mixed-Member Proportional system or an open list proportional system that allows initiative groups to submit lists.
The whole policy paper is available on the website of International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED).
This policy document is produced with the financial support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).