Georgia’s State Minister Calls on Opposition not to Create Conditions for Provocation and Mobilize Their Activists in Polling Stations during Presidential Elections in Georgia
Georgia, Tbilisi /corr. Trend N.Kirskhalia / Georgia's State Minister David Bakradze, who is the Speaker of the Pre-Election Headquarter of Candidate for Presidency in Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, calls on the opposition to give up their intentions to mobilize their activists in the polling stations during the Presidential elections on 5 January. He said at briefing on 2 January that it may bring to additional irritabilities during the elections. "Challenges of the opposition to mobilize their activists have lost its meaning because conducting transparent elections has already been ensured though taking necessary measures. The opposition parties, CEC Administration, representatives of the candidates for presidency, international and Georgian observers, Georgia and foreign journalists will be represented in each polling station and it is enough for holding fair elections," he said.
Bakradze stated that if the opposition makes such decision, it may present serious risks and possibility of destabilization. "People want to vote freely and participation of politically invited groups presents discomfort for the electors. In addition, participation of peoples of several political directions may bring to provocations," he said. Bakradze offered to hold a meeting with all opposition parties to devise the 'regulations of the game' in a form that will be attended by all political forces and will enable to avoid tension.