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Georgia is ready to election2012-08-03 15:12
Both, political parties and the population of Georgia were eagerly awaiting the announcement of the date of the upcoming parliamentary election. At last it became known that the election is scheduled for October 1. The parties have less than two months to prepare for it. GTimes correspondent tried to learn how they see the forthcoming struggle.
"The election campaign has started very early, and almost all the political entities take part in it. The "New Rights" are among them, of course. We started this process quite early. The announced date of the election is acceptable for us. It was important for us to know the date ahead of time, because, in contrast to the "Georgian Dream" and "National Movement", which are already conducting pre-election campaign under their numbers, we had no such opportunity. The other day the toss will be held, and we will get the opportunity to conduct campaign under the number, under which we will take part in the election in the future. We have already prepared the pre-election calendar", said Manana Nachkebia, one of the leaders of the "New Rights".
Majoritarian candidate from the "Georgian Dream" Vakhtang Khmaladze notes that the coalition was ready to this date. "The election could be assigned to any day during the period of October 1-31. So, the coalition "Georgian Dream" prepared to this. In this regard there will be no problem. I mean the problem of organizational character. I want to note once again that President Saakashvili has assigned the election in those deadlines, which are taken into account by the law, having announced it only 60 days before. He has never announced about the date of the election 65 or 70 days before, so that the parties would have had the opportunity to plan their pre-election activity more deliberately. But we are ready to everything", Khmaladze said.
The announced date is also acceptable for the "Christian-Democratic Movement", its representative Levan Vepkhvadze said. "Our party will not have any problems. Only majoritarian deputies, represented in the cities, may have problems. In August, it will be very difficult for them to conduct agitation campaign, since in late summer the major part of the inhabitants of the cities is absent. They go on holiday to the villages, to the sea, overseas. Although, no matter where they were, we'll get everywhere, we have the opportunity to bring our voice and to speak to our voters in any place", Vepkhvadze believes.