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Georgia's ruling party agree with the EU representatives2012-09-04 17:27
Georgia's ruling party "United National Movement" welcomes joint statement of the High Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fule and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton in connection with the upcoming election in the country, the IA Regnum reported.gt-en-newsitem-inside
In a statement released on September 3, the European diplomats noted the critical importance of parliamentary election for the democratic development of Georgia. According to them, the EU attaches great importance to these election, which "will determine the quality and intensity of future relations between the EU and Georgia".
"We welcome the statement of the High Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fule and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton on the relations between the EU and Georgia, as well as on the upcoming election. The statement notes Georgia's progress in terms of integration with the EU", spokesperson of the ruling party Chiora Taktakishvili said at a press conference on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
"This is another confirmation of the fact that the European Union should accept significant reforms in Georgia. A statement explicitly notes that the responsibility for the conduct of free and fair election in Georgia is not only on the government, but also on the opposition", Taktakishvili said.
According to her, this statement expresses concern that some political parties through their actions and statements cause distrust to election results. The Speaker said that the ruling party has already taken significant steps to ensure free and fair election, in particular supported the new electoral code, creation of a commission to clarify the voter lists and the introduction of the principle must carry for media access. In addition, the "United National Movement" has invited all parties to sign a pre-election declaration, which refers to the rejection of violence, incitement to hatred and recognition of the election results, the News-Georgia reported.