October’s Georgian parliamentary elections brought about the nation’s first peaceful transfer of power. Despite this accomplishment for Georgian democracy, questions persist regarding the ability of the rivals Bidzina Ivanishvili and Mikheil Saakashvili to coexist within the Georgian political space. Amidst political uncertainty, the country faces serious economic and governance problems. The chairman of the Georgian parliament, David Usupashvili, discussed the reform agenda of the ruling coalition. Carnegie’s Thomas de Waal moderated.
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