Georgia after the Elections

Discussion byH.E. Giorgi Badridze, Irakli Managadze and Neil Macfarlane

Language: In English

The Republic of Georgia has just seen its first peaceful and democratic transition of power, as President Mikheil Saakishvili conceded defeat in parliamentary elections to the new Georgian Dream party of Bidzina Ivanishvili.

Pushkin House gathers three experts to discuss this momentous event and what it means for Georgia and its relations with the Russian Federation.

Giorgi Badridze is the Georgian Ambassador in London. A career diplomat, he arrived in London in 2007 as Minister and Deputy Head of Mission at the Georgian Embassy. In 2009 he was appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Court of St. James’s and to Ireland.

Neil McFarlane is Professor of International Relations and a Fellow of St Anne’s College, University of Oxford.

Irakli Managadze is a Senior Policy Advisor at the Financial Institutions Group of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ( EBRD ). He is a former chairman of the Central Bank of Georgia.

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