Country Listing

Georgia Table of Contents


Government and Politics


Communist-built secular wedding chapel, Tbilisi
Courtesy Courtesy Michael W. Serafin

In the late 1980s and the early 1990s, the tone of Georgian political life changed significantly. National elections held in 1989, 1990, and 1992 reflected that change. The nature of governance in newly independent Georgia was most influenced by the personalities of two men, Zviad Gamsakhurdia and Eduard Shevardnadze. But democratic institutions evolved slowly and sporadically in the first half of the 1990s.

Data as of March 1994