Georgian President called on law enforcement authorities to strengthen tranquility

Georgia Materials 5 October 2012 22:25 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct 5 /Trend N.Kirtskhalia/

Georgian President called on law enforcement authorities to to strengthen tranquility and stop the manifestation of crimnilaty in the country, which have increased in recent days after the parliamentary elections.

According to administration of Georgian President, Mikhail Saakashvili said about it at a meeting with the Acting Interior Minister Eka Zguladze and chief prosecutor Murtaza Zodelava at the Presidential Palace.

"The police should stop any looting, theft, theft of cars and law enforcement authorities must to comply with the law, tranquility and reduce crime in Georgia, that is the property of democracy and no one can encroach on it," he said, noting that the police have to act decisively against crime as it was in the recent time.

"Rights and safety of our citizens are above of all, we have no right to give up,we must continue to work in the same direction as before and prepare the transfer of power to our opponents, that won the parliamentary elections, and we must protect our citizens," Saakashvili said.

The President stressed that the democratic state of Georgia continues and police should not be allowed to return to the country of thieves. "We have a law against thieves and to fully comply with the law, I do not think that democracy can put up with this phenomenon," he said.

Zguladze said that the police have an understanding of rule of law and security, which were in the country in recent years and is "not a property of one minister, abut the country and the system".

Parliamentary elections were held in Georgia on Oct.1. Around 14 parties and two political blocs participated in the elections.

Parliamentary elections were held in Georgia on a mixed - list, majority system. Around 150 MPs must be elected - 77 on the lists (a passing barrier of five per cent) and 73 single-seat constituencies.

Parliament will receive more authority in 2013 after amendments to the constitution take effect resulting in the president's power being reduced.