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2020’s electoral lessons - Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine
2020’s electoral lessons - Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine

Author(s): Denis Cenusa
Subject(s): Civil Society, Government/Political systems, Electoral systems, Politics and law, Politics and society, Comparative politics, Political Essay
Published by: Kolegium Europy Wschodniej im. Jana Nowaka-Jeziorańskiego we Wrocławiu
Keywords: 2020; Elections; Moldova; Georgia; Ukraine; Civil society; Political transformations;

Summary/Abstract: The political transformations that occurred in Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine in the second half of 2020 will have long-lasting consequences on the democratic development of these critical countries in the region. Each of them has made qualitative steps forward, leaving behind more oligarchic-centric rules of the game. In Ukraine, amid the territorial-administrative decentralisation efforts and electoral reform, the local elections brought to the frontline a new generation of locally grown politicians. They obtained more tools to counter-balance the big political parties in charge in Kyiv. Local democracy got a chance to shine, but long-term success depends on how the political newcomers can be protected from being subordinated by the oligarchs.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 01+02 (45)
  • Page Range: 23-29
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English