2020 Political Ratings - APPR survey


The Academy of Public and Political Relations - APPR has published a study on the most influential politicians in Georgia in 2020 and the main problems of the state.

The list of the most influential people of 2020 is as follows:

1. Bidzina Ivanishvili

2. Mikheil Saakashvili

3. Ucha Mamatsashvili

4. Nika Gvaramia

5. Giorgi Gakharia, Ivane (Vano) Chkhartishvili

The most influential politicians from the government in 2020 - the list is as follows:

1. Giorgi Gakharia, 

2. Kakha Kaladze

3. Irakli Kobakhidze

4. Vakhtang Gomelauri

5. Archil Talakvadze

The most influential politicians on the opposition wing in 2020:

1. Mikheil Saakashvili

2. Nika Melia

3. Mamuka Khazaradze

4. Giga Bokeria

5. Gigi Ugulava

It is important that, despite the efforts of certain political forces, Mikheil Saakashvili could not be removed from the political process, it is important that in the ratings are two people out of nowhere, Ucha Mamatsashvili and Vano Chkhartishvili Nika Gvaramia, having a solid presence in this rating, means that Gvaramia, with his ideological and political agenda, has the greatest influence on a significant part of the society. None of the respondents named the president, which means that the commander-in-chief has no influence." , - says one of the authors of the study.

In addition, the results of the study found:

The main events of 2020 - according to the APPR research are the following:

1. Pandemic

2. Elections

3. Unity of the opposition

4. One-party parliament

5. March 8 Agreement


The five main problems of the state in 2020:

1. Weak state institutions;

2. Socio-economic situation;

3. Judiciary;

4. Nepotism and protectionism;

5. Sense of hopelessness;


The most influential broadcasters of 2020:

1. "Imedi"

2. "Mtavari Channel"

3. "Rustavi 2"

4. "TV Pirveli"

5. "Formula"

The most influential analysts of 2020:

1. Gia Khukhashvili

2. Khatuna Lagazidze

3. Nodar Kharshiladze

4. Gia Nodia

5. Valerian Gorgiladze

The survey was conducted on December 15-23, 2020.

The rating is based on a survey of Georgian journalists, analysts and sociologists.

Total number of selected respondents 150 (according to the number of MPs). Number of Active Respondents - 115. The 35 respondents who were asked by the Academy to answer the questions did not take part in the survey.