Suppression of democracy as Georgia fails to change electoral system

19. November 2019
EPP is strongly disappointed by the cynical and unfaithful step of the ruling party towards the commitment it made to its citizens to switch to a proportional electoral system. All Georgian political parties, supported by the international community, agreed that a proportional system is necessary for a pluralistic political environment, while the existing mixed system is rightly criticized for producing super majorities. The responsibility for the political crises in Georgia lies entirely on the current government, therefore, we urge Georgian authorities to abstain from the use of force, to respect the right of freedom of assembly and to consider political solutions on the table. The failure to find a compromise will put the country on a dangerous path, resulting in severe disappointment for Georgia's friends and only those who want to derail Georgia from its Euro-Atlantic path will benefit.

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