Georgia holds regular and competitive elections. Its democratic trajectory showed signs of improvement during the period surrounding a change in government in 2012–13, but recent years have featured backsliding. Oligarchic influence affects the country’s political affairs, policy decisions, and media environment, and the rule of law is undermined by politicization. Civil liberties are inconsistently protected.
Nations in Transit — Georgia Country Report
Georgia is categorized as a Transitional or Hybrid regime in the Nations in Transit 2023, Freedom House's annual study on the state of democracy in the region stretching from Central Europe to Central Asia.
Freedom in the World — Georgia Country Report
Georgia is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
Freedom on the Net — Georgia Country Report
Georgia is rated Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.
A New Eurasian Far Right Rising
Reflections on Georgia, Ukraine and Armenia: Far-right groups are growing in prominence and sophistication across Eurasia, particularly in countries where notable democratic and liberalizing reforms have taken place.
News & Perspectives
NEW REPORT: Freedom in Eurasia Deteriorated in 2022
March 9, 2023
NEW REPORT: Regional Autocrats Exploiting Instability, Expanding Power from Central Europe to Central Asia
April 20, 2022
NEW REPORT: Attacks on Democracy Intensify as Autocracy Spreads in Europe and Eurasia
April 28, 2021
Report: Digital Election Interference Widespread in Countries Across the Democratic Spectrum
December 7, 2020
In Eastern Europe and Beyond, a Dearth of Guidance on Regulating Disinformation
July 8, 2020