30 Jan 2019 13:41

Plurality of Georgians say their country isn't democracy - poll

TBILISI. Jan 30 (Interfax) - A plurality of Georgians polled by the National Democracy Institute (NDI) say that their country is not a democracy and that local parties pursue their own ends instead of protecting the people's interests.

Georgia was described as a non-democratic country by 46% of respondents polled nationwide on December 6-20, 2018. Forty-three percent said they are living in a democratic state.

Asked which political party they prefer, 36% of the respondents were undecided, 27% named the ruling party Georgian Dream, and 12% named the former ruling party, United National Movement.

Forty-four percent said Georgian political parties pursue their own ends rather than the interests of the population.