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Georgia wants the EU to join primaries “quickly and actively”2009-12-31 11:29
Georgia officially turned to the EU with a request to participate in monitoring of local elections in spring 2010.gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to the office of Vice PM Baramidze, on request of Mikeheil Saakashvili a letter was sent to Benita Ferrero -Waldner, the European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy.
In the letter the Georgian government requests the EU, as the authoritative international organisation, "quickly and actively" join preparation and holding local elections in the country.
The Georgian side wants monitoring of pre-electoral process and elections, studies of public opinion and mass media freedom in order to form own opinion without influence of any political forces of the country.
The President of Georgia believes that involvement of EU experts and monitors on the early stage will ensure transparency and holding elections meeting high European standards, which is the condition of a stable, safe and democratic development of the country.
The address mentions it's important not to let external and internal forces to use elections for profiteering and subsequently destabilizing the situation.
At the same time, the opposition range of Georgia turned to the UN with a request to assist ion holding local elections.