Georgian president calls for dialogue between authorities and opposition

Georgian president calls for dialogue between authorities and opposition
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  • calendar-gray 16 November 2019

Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili on Friday called on the authorities and the opposition to find a common language and create conditions for fair elections amidst street protest in the Georgian capital city, APA reports citing TASS.

"I call on the authorities and the opposition to use all the possibilities to find a common language, to improve the electoral code and create favorable conditions for fair elections. I am confident that we do have strength enough to get out of this tense situation," she said in a statement on Friday.

She stressed that the country needed stability and the nation was tired of tensions. "Our society is tired of endless scandals and crises. It needs perspectives rather than non-stop insulting and ungrounded barracking. We need maximum tranquility at the parliamentary elections next year," she stressed.

The Georgian president expressed regret that the country’s parliament had voted down constitutional amendments envisaging the use of the proportional system at the parliamentary polls in 2020. "It’s a pity that such an initiative that was loudly announced and that was in line with the recommendations of the international community and was taken by it positively has not been implemented. It gives grounds for negative assessments of the processes in our country," Zurabishvili noted.

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