Acting US Ambassador Elisabeth Rood said she believes that transformation onto proportional election system fully is an important period and a good opportunity for Georgia to develop and strengthen democratic institutions in the country.
Acting US Ambassador commented about the launch of the new 4-year program of USAID, which begins today and consists of seven projects aimed at increase of civil engagement and control of election and political processes.
According to Rood, the election reform is a good possibility to correct faults detected by international election observer organizations during the previous elections and to create a more fair and equal election environment for every political player.
“We believe that the project will help Georgia to strengthen democratic institutions and help the country to move forward on its way to democracy,” Rood said.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) begins a new 4-year program in support of political processes in Georgia for the 2020 parliamentary elections and the aftermath period. The budget of the program is USD 14 million.
The presentation of the program is being held at Sheraton Metechi Palace Hotel in Tbilisi.