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Opposition MP demands to punish elections’ riggers

2010-02-25 10:36

Georgi Tsagareishvili, the opposition MP, demands more severe punishment for rigging elections - up to 15 years in prison - Georgia Times correspondent in Tbilisi.

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According to the MP, he has already worked out the due legislative initiative of amending the Electoral Code, and next week will present it to the Parliament.

"The upcoming local elections will be crucial, the fate of democracy in Georgia will depend on their result. Therefore it's crucial to amend the Electoral Code," he said.

He added that current legislation implies 2 years of imprisonment, in Russia this term is 4 years, in Ukraine - 7 years. Other abuses of officials are punished more severely - 15 years of imprisonment.

 

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