Germany hopes for strengthening of democracy during elections in Georgia
Georgia, Tbilisi, March 15 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Georgia has done much to form a law-governed state, German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle said at a joint press conference with his Georgian counterpart Grigol Vashadze on Thursday in Tbilisi. "We hope that this path will be unchanged after the parliamentary and presidential elections", the German minister said.
Parliamentary elections in Georgia will be held this autumn, and presidential, in which Mikheil Saakashvili will no more participate, in 2013. The opposition considers the West guarantee of fair and honest elections, and requires the West to send its observers.
Westerwelle confirmed that during his meeting with Vashadze they discussed also the issue of elections, which should be a process of consolidating democracy in the country.
"We talked about the conditions that must be met during the elections", he said, but did not specify what conditions he meant.