Andrius Kubilius – We call on the Georgian ruling party and opposition to agree on election system reform
Andrius Kubilius – We call on the Georgian ruling party and opposition to agree on election system reform

The European Parliament is deeply concerned about the future of democracy in Georgia – said Andrius Kubilius, a Lithuanian politician and a Member of the European Parliament.

According to MEP, Europe was making efforts for the European integration of Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova but nobody could be a stronger fighter on this path but the governments of these countries and if there is no democracy, there is no European integration.

“The Leader of Georgia’s ruling party has decided not to keep the promise given to Georgian citizens and the opposition regarding transformation onto the proportional system of elections. He gave the promise to participants of the protest wave in summer,” Kubilius said.

The MEP said that at present the trust of the Georgian people toward the parliament and Georgian democracy was lost, and the decision of the ruling party prompted that it feared about its defeat in the forthcoming elections and intended to use old administrative mechanisms to win the polls.

“These debates serve as a good possibility to call on the heads of the Georgian ruling party and government to return to a real and trust-based dialogue with the opposition. We also call on the Georgian ruling party and opposition to reach an agreement over the election system reform since people do not trust the old system,” Kubilius said.

The MEP also said that the so-called German Model of elections could serve as the ground for the agreement because it did not require constitutional changes.

The European Parliament held a discussion about the ongoing developments of Georgia in the format of the plenary session on November 27.

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