( Prime-News ) - Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe welcomes announcement of early presidential elections and calls for lifting the state of emergency in Georgia.
Prime-News was told at the CoE representation in Georgia that Terry Davis made the following statement today.
"I welcome the announcement of early presidential elections as a way to resolve the current political difficulties in Georgia. However, this requires that the state of emergency be lifted and that freedom of expression and association be fully restored, in compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights. In the run-up to the elections, the authorities and the opposition should refrain from any provocation and intimidation which could jeopardise the prospects for a peaceful and democratic solution to the present situation," states Terri Davis.