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- Author: Andrew Wilson
- Publication Date: 09-2020
- Content Type: Policy Brief
- Institution: European Council On Foreign Relations
- Abstract: The European Union was largely on the sidelines when the Belarusian regime rigged the 2020 presidential election, but upcoming votes in Georgia and Moldova pose a different challenge. The EU should make use of its significant leverage in Georgia and Moldova to counter their ruling parties’ extensive repertoire of electoral dirty tricks. The bloc will need to account for the obstacles created by the coronavirus crisis, not least the difficulty of conducting large-scale monitoring missions. The EU will also need to adjust to the ruling parties’ use of pandemic assistance for political gain, and their efforts to prevent citizens abroad from voting.
- Topic: International Relations, Corruption, Elections, European Union, Coronavirus
- Political Geography: Europe, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus