On January 20-24, 2014 delegation of the Central Election Commission of Georgia officially visited Brussels. The delegation, headed by the CEC Chairperson Tamar Zhvania, was represented by Davit Gurgenidze - CEC Member and Natia Zaalishvili - Head of the Center of Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Training. During the visit meetings were held with the representatives of the European Parliament. The CEC Delegation together with the partner organization - International Center of Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) introduced to the meeting participants results of the survey conducted after 2013 Parliamentary Elections of Georgia. The survey, studying election psychology of Georgian voters was conducted by the International Center of Election Psychology (ICEP) within the framework of the joint project of the CEC and ICPS.
2021 respondents were interviewed during the survey, titled “A Democratic Optimization Analysis - Connecting Citizens’ Hope and Electoral Processes in Georgia”. The method applied during the survey was elaborated by the ICEP experts Michael Bruter and Sarah Harrison in cooperation with the Center of Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Trainings.
The research has confirmed the fact that Georgian electoral democracy is clearly healthy. It underlines the continuously positive work of the Central Election Commission to maintain levels of trust and positive attitudes.