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"Democratic Movement - United Georgia" won't participate in parliamentary election2012-08-10 11:55
The opposition Georgian party "Democratic Movement - United Georgia", headed by the former parliament speaker Nino Burjanadze, does not intend to take part in parliamentary election, the News-Georgia reported.gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to Nino Burjanadze, her party has passed all the procedures and was one of 41 registered parties wishing to participate in the election. However, at this stage the party waives its political ambitions, "not to interfere with each other on the opposition side and not to take away the votes from each other".
"This decision in no way does not provide for a boycott of the elections, especially - termination of the struggle on the part of our organization," - said in a statement on August 9, the "."
In the statement the "Democratic Movement - United Georgia" has repeatedly offered to create a "united opposition front" which would become "the basis of victory". But such an association has not taken place.
At the same time, as reported by the Caucasian Knot, the "Democratic Movement" calls on all the citizens of Georgia to take part in the parliamentary election, to be held on October 1.
"We hope that the opposition is well aware of the demands of the people, as well as their expectations. We also appeal to the international community and foreign observers with a request to exercise the utmost responsibility at the election", said in a statement of the opposition party.