The fifth issue of CIVICUS is about elections. Here you can read about the history of elections in Georgia, its characteristics and peculiarities. You will also be introduced to several articles about citizen involvement in electoral processes and its inclusive nature. The authors will try to answer the following questions: What are the main shortcomings of majoritarian elections in Georgia? Why are Georgian ruling parties afraid of the proportional electoral system? What has caused the huge queue of voters in South Africa?
In this issue, you will also be introduced to the comparative analysis of electoral systems, the first electoral precedents, information about the National Council of Georgia, the pre-election speech of Ilia Chavchavadze in 1897 and the memoirs of Giorgi Laskhishvili.