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Welke koers gaat Georgië varen met een nieuwe kapitein aan boord?

Met 62,1 procent van de stemmen heeft Giorgi Margvelasjvili, kandidaat van de partij Georgische Droom, de Georgische presidentsverkiezingen van 27 oktober met een ruime zege gewonnen. De voormalige minister van Educatie en Wetenschap volgt hiermee de pro-westerse Michael Saakasjvili op, die na tien jaar, ofwel twee termijnen, de presidentiële woning in Tbilisi moet verruilen voor een appartement elders in de hoofdstad. De kandidaat van Saakasjvili’s Verenigde Nationale Beweging, David Bakradze, eindigde met 21,7 procent van de stemmen op de tweede plaats.

Georgian Dream’s Giorgi Margvelashvili wins presidential election

With 90 percent of the ballots counted, the results of the October 27 presidential election give an outright victory to Georgian Dream’s (GD) candidate Giorgi Margvelashvili with over 62 percent of the votes. These results, if confirmed, mean that there will not be a second election round, as predicted by Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili (GD), who announced he would resign after the presidential election. The election result also means consolidation of Georgian Dream’s power, since the party is now in charge of both the presidency and the government for the first time. The official voter turnout was 46.6 percent, which is lower than during last year’s parliamentary elections (61.3 percent).

Call for academic papers on Women Rights in the MENA region

The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) together with SOLIDAR is organising a new research programme focussed on Women Rights in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and now they have launched a call for academic papers on this issue. The call is open for independent thinkers, journalists, academics and researchers from the MENA region and the aim is to define the challenges in the promotion of women’s rights and gender equality and enhancing equal participation of women in social, democratic, economic, political and cultural life.

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