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The European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity was founded in 1993. We are a platform for co-operation between social democratic parties and political foundations and aim to contribute to the development of (social-) democracy in Eastern & South Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. Within the European Forum 12 political foundations and 20 parties are active.

Country Updates, the current state of democracy in the following countries:

Latest Country Updates

Latest update: Mon 1 Jun 2015

FYR Macedonia

Mon 1 Jun 2015 On 5 June 2011 Macedonians voted for 123 legislators in six electoral districts. These were the seventh general elections since Macedonia became independent in the 1990s and followed six years in government of Nikola Gruevski’s VMRO-DPMNE party. Read the country update for the latest developments.
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Georgia

Thu 28 May 2015 The election results of the October 27 2013 presidential elections gave an outright victory to Georgian Dream’s (GD) candidate Giorgi Margvelashvili with over 62 percent of the votes. These election results mean consolidation of GD’s power, since the party is now in charge of both the presidency and the government and has a majority in parliament. The inauguration of Margvelashvili marked the entry into force of a new constitution, significantly cutting the president’s powers while increasing those of the Prime Minister. In November Irakli Garibashvili took constitutionally the most powerful office after the GD-dominated Parliament confirmed him as Prime Minister, replacing Bidzina Ivanishvili, who departed from the post voluntarily. The new constitution is seen as a shift from a presidential system to a mixed one where executive power is concentrated with PM and government, who are accountable to parliament. Read full update

FYR MacedoniaFYR Macedonia

Mon 1 Jun 2015 On 5 June 2011 Macedonians voted for 123 legislators in six electoral districts. These were the seventh general elections since Macedonia became independent in the 1990s and followed six years in government of Nikola Gruevski’s VMRO-DPMNE party. Read the country update for the latest developments.
Read full update

GeorgiaGeorgia

Thu 28 May 2015 The election results of the October 27 2013 presidential elections gave an outright victory to Georgian Dream’s (GD) candidate Giorgi Margvelashvili with over 62 percent of the votes. These election results mean consolidation of GD’s power, since the party is now in charge of both the presidency and the government and has a majority in parliament. The inauguration of Margvelashvili marked... Read full update

IsraelIsrael

Fri 1 May 2015 The creation of Israel was the culmination of the Zionist movement, whose aim was a homeland for Jews scattered all over the world following the Diaspora. After World War Two (WWII), international support to create an Israeli state immensely grew. The division of the former British mandate of Palestine and the creation of the state Israel in 1948 by the United Nations (UN) has been at the heart... Read full update

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