Georgia adopts constitutional amendments
Georgia’s parliament on Monday adopted amendments to the constitution to reform electoral laws ahead of a parliamentary vote in October.
Opposition parties have organized mass rallies demanding the authorities hold parliament elections under a fully proportional voting system.
They claimed the current voting system favored the ruling Georgian Dream party, which won 77 percent of seats in the 2016 election, despite only receiving 49 percent of the popular vote.
Parliament on Monday voted 117 to three in favor of the changes that dramatically increase the number of lawmakers who will be elected under party lists.