Foreign Officials Congratulate Georgia on Holding Democratic Elections

The United Kingdom’s (UK) Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Alan Duncan, congratulated Georgians on completion of its parliamentary elections, saying they were democratic and fairly contested.

“I look forward to visiting and engaging the new government,” Duncan wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports that Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze thanked the State Minister for his support and invited him to Georgia.

Moreover, United States (US) Congressman, Tom Marino, also congratulated Georgia, saying it had carried out free, fair and competitive elections.

“Through the continued use of fair, democratic elections, Georgia has respected both the development of its government and the views of its people. I want to offer my congratulations to Georgia on the success of this election and on their democratic leadership in the region,” Marino’s statement reads.

The Congressman believes the accomplishment of elections is a hopeful sign for the future and is looking forward to strengthening ties between the two countries.

Georgia’s parliamentary elections were held on October 8. The second round took place on October 30 in 50 districts, from which 18 were in the capital, Tbilisi, and 32 in the other regions of Georgia.

Georgia has a 150-seat parliament, with 73 MPs elected in majoritarian, single-mandate constituencies. The remaining 77 seats are awarded to MPs elected in proportional voting based on party lists.

By Thea Morrison

Photo: Parliamentary elections are over in Georgia. Source: Central Election Commission


03 November 2016 09:27