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Georgia's ruling party suspends pre-election campaign

Georgia Materials 6 August 2012 18:45
The ruling National Movement has suspended its pre-election campaign on August 7-8, General Secretary Mikhail Machavariani said at a briefing today.
Georgia's ruling party suspends pre-election campaign

Georgia, Tbilisi, Aug.6 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/

The ruling National Movement has suspended its pre-election campaign on August 7-8, General Secretary Mikhail Machavariani said at a briefing today.

He added that August 7-8 are days when everyone in Georgia remembers the heroes who died for freedom during the war in 2008.

Machavariani said the National Movement intends to honor the memory of the victims these days.

"Therefore, we suspend all kinds of pre-election campaign," Machavariani said. The National Movement calls on the opposition parties to refrain from political agitation as well.

"The territorial integrity and freedom of Georgia - these are matters in which all political forces should be united," Machavariani said.

Military actions were launched in the Georgian territory, South Ossetia on Aug.8 in 2008. Later the Russian troops occupied the city of Tskhinvali and drove the Georgian military back. Russia recognised the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in late August. In
response, Tbilisi broke off diplomatic relations with Moscow and announced the two unrecognised republics as occupied territories.

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