Georgian FM: So-called elections in South Ossetia is game of pseudo-democracy
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 14 / Trend , N.Kirtskhalia /
Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze has stated that the elections in South Ossetia are another manifestation of pseudo-game of the puppet regime in the Tskhinvali region.
She said results of the so-called elections are essential neither for Georgia nor for the international community.
"In reality, the matter is that one puppet regime will be replaced by another, and elections are held in the region of Georgia, where two thirds of the population was deprived of the right to vote. This right is removed as a result of ethnic cleansing," she said at a traditional briefing on Monday
Nino Kalandadze said the Georgian side welcomes the unanimous position of the international community on this issue. "The international community is unanimous in this matter and very adequately evaluates it. Despite this, we once again call upon to give an adequate assessment of this particular act," she added.
The so-called presidential elections were held in the Tskhinvali region on Nov. 13. The elections did not reveal a winner, so the second round of elections will be held on Nov.27.
Military actions were launched in the Georgian territory, South Ossetia on Aug.8 in 2008. Later the Russian troops occupied the Tskhinvali city and drove the Georgian military back. Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in late August. In response, Tbilisi broke off diplomatic relations with Moscow and announced two unrecognized republics as the occupied territories.