Georgian Labour Party
|Georgian Labour Party|
|საქართველოს ლეიბორისტული პარტია|
|Colours||Red and dark blue|
|Seats in Parliament|
|Politics of Georgia
Its main goal is to make Georgia a democratic country and eventually to become a member of the European Union. In connection to this, the party sees that many issues have to be solved to improve the situation in the country, including the development of democratic political processes. The party has a socialist orientation; its platform emphasised social guarantees, including free public services and education, alongside increased state intervention to protect small businesses.
At the legislative elections in 2004 the party won 5.8% of the popular vote but failed to obtain any seat due to the election threshold. In 2008, the European Court of Human Rights acknowledged party's rights to free elections to be violated during the 2004 elections.
- Nodia, Ghia; Pinto Scholtbach, Álvaro (2006), The Political Landscape of Georgia: Political Parties: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects, Eburon, p. 123
- ECtHR judgment in case 9103/04
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