Georgian PM addresses state agencies, political parties and population regarding forthcoming local elections

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 14:38

Today, speaking at a Government meeting, Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has made a statement regarding upcoming elections. 

"In a few days important Municipal Elections will be held in our country. I am convinced that these elections will be yet another proof that as a result of democratic reforms and changes implemented in our country, holding free and fair elections has become a common practice. I would like to welcome the fact that the pre-election period was unprecedentedly calm, all electoral subjects had the opportunity to run free and peaceful campaigns, which demonstrates that “Georgian Dream”, the political team in power ensures holding free and democratic, competitive elections,’ he has remarked.

‘Therefore, two days before the elections, I would like to address primarily the state institutions, secondarily the political powers and thirdly the society as a whole: let’s hold these elections in a manner that will represent yet another step towards reinforcement of truly European democracy in Georgia, leave the violent elections in the past and forget the word for past fraudulent, violent elections altogether,’ the Georgian Pm has declared. 

‘This is extremely important and we believe that throughout the last five years we have taken significant steps on the path of building such Georgia, such democracy. I would also like to urge the state agencies to give no reason for anyone to say a word about using administrative resources. I would like to address our supporters and emphasize that our strength is in respecting different opinion. 

Our advantage stems from this principle. This is the major difference and important change that was brought about in our country in 2012 and this was confirmed many times in all elections held after 2012. I believe that our population duly values this huge transformation which was implemented in our country.

I am convinced that a democracy of completely different rank and level brought by “Georgian Dream” will be duly valued by our society as it was the case in last few elections. I would like to particularly address the law enforcement representatives and police to spare no effort in preventing any possible acts of violence, so nothing can cast a shadow on these elections.

This is most important and I am convinced that all relevant agencies will do their utmost in this direction. Once again, I would like to urge our society to go to the polling stations and vote, this is important for the development of our country and building an even better future. As a result of the changes implemented in our country, the link between the will of the voters and the responsibility of the Government should strengthen further. This link is the most important factor; this is the link that was created by our government and I believe these elections will serve as yet another example of it,’ Giorgi Kvirikashvili has remarked. 

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