Free Democrats (Georgia)

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Free Democrats
თავისუფალი დემოკრატები
Leader Shalva Shavgulidze
Founded July 16, 2009
Headquarters Tbilisi
Ideology Liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Political position Centre
European affiliation Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party
Seats in Parliament
0 / 150
[1]
Website
fd.ge

Free Democrats (Georgian: თავისუფალი დემოკრატები, t’avisup’ali demokratebi), previously known as Our Georgia – Free Democrats, is a political party in Georgia founded by Irakli Alasania, Georgia's former envoy to the United Nations, on 16 July 2009.[2] The party was in opposition to the government led by Mikheil Saakashvili and his United National Movement.

For the 2012 elections, it was part of the Georgian Dream alliance that won the election against the United National Movement. However, the party left the governing coalition on 5 November 2014.[3]

The Free Democrats support a presidential republic with a strong parliament, an independent judicial system, and a wide range of authorized local authorities.

Its economic objectives are a competitive, free-market economy and the establishment of sustainable economic growth, poverty reduction, job creation and social protection systems. To this end, the parties should consider strengthening the institutions of private property and property rights, privacy, and personal initiative to promote healthy competition.

The party's foreign policy priorities are the country's full integration into the European and Euro-Atlantic structures, deepening and strengthening of good neighborly relations with the countries of the region, and improving and strengthening the country's defense.

Electoral performance[edit]

Election Leader Votes  % Seats +/– Position Government
2016 Irakli Alasania 81,464 4.63
0 / 150
Decrease 6 Decrease 4th No

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