Friday, July 8, 2016

Georgian parliamentary election: the Security Sector Reform

When it comes to security in Georgia, observers- especially the foreign ones- tend to focus on the effects of the conflict with Russia in 2008 and on the resulting situation with the de facto republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Yet the issue of national security is much more complex that just this and in the elections year a particular attention should be paid to it. Indeed, electoral repercussions deriving from the management of domestic security have been much more negative on the previous government than those related to the cross-border one. Since its independence Georgia has embarked in a long security system reform that concerns the military, the police, the prison system, the courts and the entire justice and law enforcement systems. Voters will keep this in mind, weighting how the Georgian Dream has contributed to strengthen national security when casting their ballots in October.

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