What Happened: Following weeks of anti-government protests, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili announced his resignation June 13, BBC Monitoring reported, citing Imedi TV.
Why It Matters: Like the protests in neighboring Armenia, the demonstrations in Georgia show how movements in the region can rapidly shift to threaten a government's broader position.
Background: Thousands of protesters have been calling for Kvirikashvili's resignation after a court in Tbilisi did not provide a murder conviction in a case related to a brawl that killed two teenage boys in December.
- Georgia: How Protests Are Changing Eurasia (June 4, 2018)
- What a New Georgian Government Can and Cannot Change (January 11, 2016)
- Armenia's Protests Aren't Over (May 1, 2018)