9 steps to justice - Mikheil Saakashvili's plans and public opinion in IPSOS survey


The French company IPSOS carried out the second poll commissioned by the "Mtavari  Channel" a few weeks before the elections.

It should be reminded that 'UNM-Strength is in Unity candidate' for the post of Prime Minister, Mikheil Saakashvili published a list of reforms he plans to implement in case of victory. 9 steps to justice - this is the name of the list of reforms.

Respondents were asked to evaluate Mikheil Saakashvili's plan - 9 steps to justice. The majority of respondents here positively estimate Mikheil Saakashvili's plan to abolish State Security Service.

Answers were distributed as follows:

  • Positive 44%
  • Negative 24%

To the question: How would you assess Mikheil Saakashvili's statements about 9 steps towards justice, mistakes made, apology, and return to Georgian politics? - The answers are as follows:

  • Very positive - 30%
  • More or less positively - 27%
  • More or less negatively - 19%
  • Very negative - 22%

The attitude of the respondents to the step regarding the transfer of the key for  wiretapping  to an independent court and the Public Defender: was as follows:

  • Positive -51%
  • Negative- 18%

Abolition of financial police and decriminalization of economic crimes

  • Positive 46%
  • Negative 22%

Full independence of the Bureau of Expertise

  • Positive 53%
  • Negative 17%

A fundamental change of the judiciary with decisive involvement of the non-governmental sector, reform of the Council of Justice, foreign judges in higher instances:

  • Positive 48%
  • Negative 21%

Depoliticization of the police, separation from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and nomination of the head by non-governmental organizations and approval by at least 1/3 of the opposition:

  • Positive 50%
  • Negative 23%

Separation of the penitentiary system from the Ministry of Justice, the nomination of the head by non-governmental organizations, and approval by at least 1/3 of the opposition

  • Positive 51%
  • Negative 19%

Depoliticization of the Council Office, splitting it  into two independent agencies, the nomination of leaders by non-governmental organizations, and approval by at least 1/3 of the opposition

  • Positive 45%
  • Negative 21 %

Appointing an opposition representative to chair the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee

  • Positive 54%
  • Negative 22 %

Besides the positive and the negative, the rest of the answers was neutral, or the respondent did not answer or had no answer.

IPSOS conducted a pre-election poll commissioned by the Mtavari Channel in the period from September 23 to October 1. In total, 1500 respondents were interviewed all over Georgia. The margin of error is + -2.5%.

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