Georgian president promises democratic elections and invites international observers to start monitoring
Georgia, Tbilisi, April 1 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
Georgia intends to hold the most transparent, democratic and fair parliamentary elections in Georgia in the autumn of 2012, which is its national interest and national security issue, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said at a meeting with a delegation of European Parliament's partnership program Euronest on Saturday.
He stressed that international observers will be invited and they should be as many as possible in order to ensure democratic elections. "They should arrive already today and monitor the electoral process," President Saakashvili said.
Also, the president stood for holding weekly surveys to avoid additional questions and insinuations. "It is no coincidence that Russia scheduled its exercises on our border prior to the elections and it is done to discredit our elections and bribe certain political forces, and we will not allow it with legal actions," he said.
Saakashvili said he would like the European Parliament to be actively involved in the election process.
Georgian President also stressed that he is confident in Georgia's multi-ethnic society, which does not allow destabilization.
Saakashvili also welcomed the participation of Armenian and Azerbaijani MPs in the Euronest's activity.