Free Democrats (Georgia)

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Free Democrats
თავისუფალი დემოკრატები
Leader Shalva Shavgulidze, chairman (19 February 2017 – present)
Founded July 16, 2009
Headquarters Tbilisi
Ideology Liberalism
European affiliation Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party
Seats in Parliament
0 / 150

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 United National Movement. However the party left the governing coalition on 5 November 2014.[3]

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

The economic objectives of 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 of 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, improve and strengthen the country's defense.

Electoral performance[edit]

Election Leader Votes  % Seats +/– Position Government
2016 Irakli Alasania 81,464 4,63
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Decrease 6 Decrease 4st No

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