US Department of State: We urge opposition to enter Parliament. Demanding  boycott is like watching same movie again
US Department of State: We urge opposition to enter Parliament. Demanding  boycott is like watching same movie again

“We’re encouraging opposition to go into parliament, do electoral change that’s meaningful so that the next elections will be better and we won’t see – they won’t see – this same repeat of the same kinds of violations,” – This was said in Tbilisi, during the briefing of representatives of US Department of State when talking about the parliamentary elections held in Georgia.

“So to see them calling for a boycott again is like watching the same movie again.  We’re encouraging them to go into parliament, do electoral change that’s meaningful so that the next elections will be better and we won’t see – they won’t see – this same repeat of the same kinds of violations.

And that’s what our – the U.S. and the European Union ambassadors are trying to support: bringing them to the table not for us to find the solution, but for them to find the solution, work together, learn how to work together – because they’re going to have to work together in parliament – and tee up a program, a legislative agenda that includes meaningful electoral change, meaningful reform of the Central Election Commission administration.

And then if there are – when there are new elections, you will have a more credible result that everybody can have confidence in and there won’t be these kinds of questions,” US Department of State representatives stated.

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