About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 20:39 - 24 Nov.'15
U.S. Calls to Accept Election Results
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 1 Jun.'08 / 15:08

The United States has called on political forces in Georgia to “accept the decision of the Georgian voters and work peacefully and responsibly, including through inclusive dialogue, to continue strengthening democratic institutions.”

“Georgian officials made a genuine effort to conduct [the May 21 parliamentary] elections according to OSCE and Council of Europe commitments and standards for democratic elections,” a statement issued by the U.S. Department of State on May 30 reads. “We agree with the European Union and other international monitors that this election was an improvement over the January Presidential elections.”

In its conclusion on the January 5 presidential election the OSCE/ODIHR-led international election observation mission said that it assessed “compliance of the [January 5 presidential] election process with OSCE commitments and other international standards for democratic elections.”

No judgment of this type was included in the preliminary statement of the international election observation mission assessing the May 21 parliamentary elections. It said, that “despite efforts to conduct elections in line with standards, a number of problems were identified which made their implementation uneven and incomplete.”

“Despite the improvements, international and domestic monitors identified a number of problems during the elections which made implementation of commitments and procedures incomplete,” the U.S. Department of State said. “We urge the Georgian authorities to investigate all allegations of irregularities and to work with all sides to address the challenges and shortcomings identified by international and domestic observers.”

“We look forward to continuing our cooperation with the people of Georgia, including both ruling party and opposition, to strengthen democratic reform and to deepen the strong relations between our two countries.”

Latest News
24 Nov.'15 20:39
Georgia Blocks Access to Pro-Islamic State Websites
Access to at least two Georgian-language pro-Islamic State group websites was blocked in Georgia.
24 Nov.'15 17:50
Court Orders Pre-Trial Detention for Man Held for Allegedly Fighting for IS Group
Hearing was arranged in a hospital where Davit Borchasvhili is for a medical treatment.
24 Nov.'15 15:54
Latvian FM Reiterates Support for EU Visa Liberalisation for Georgia
“We in the European Union have to keep our promises as Georgia has kept its promise,” Rinkēvičs said.
24 Nov.'15 13:06
Hundreds Denied Georgia Entry After Stepping Up Border Control
31 foreign citizens arrested on charges of illegal border crossing over the past ten days.
23 Nov.'15 23:34
Islamic State Group’s Georgian-Language Propaganda Video Emerges
Video, showing four men, calls for joining “caliphate”, threatens to behead “infidels” in Georgia.
23 Nov.'15 14:53
Latvian Foreign Minister to Visit Georgia
Rinkēvičs will pay an official visit on November 23-25.
23 Nov.'15 01:57
Man, Who Traveled to Syria, Arrested for Allegedly ‘Joining Foreign Terrorist Group’
His lawyer says the man was in Syria, had links with Free Syria Army, but not with Islamic State.
21 Nov.'15 18:20
Georgian Defense Minister to West: Talk to Russia Without Forgetting Partners
Khidasheli spoke of Russia-West possible rapprochement over Syria at the Halifax security forum.
20 Nov.'15 20:07
Former British PM Blair’s Brief Visit to Tbilisi
Blair met PM Garibashvili on November 18, when he visited Tbilisi for few hours.
20 Nov.'15 17:53
Possibly with an Eye to Politics, Operatic Bass Launches Movement
Burchuladze, who launched Georgian Development Foundation, did not rule out going into politics.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2015, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.