Opposition Calls for Election System Reform Talks
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 13 Oct.'10 / 00:06

Eight opposition parties formally appealed the authorities on October 12 to launch talks on election system reform proposals, details of which was presented by this group of parties last week.

"We appeal to you with a proposal to immediately launch the process to solve those problems, which hinder holding of free and fair elections in Georgia," the eight parties say in a written appeal sent to President Saakashvili and Parliamentary Chairman Davit Bakradze.

The appeal is signed by National Forum, Conservative Party, Republican Party, Our Georgia-Free Democrats, Georgia’s Way, New Rights, Christian-Democratic Movement and Party of People. Representatives and leaders from these parties presented thier proposals on election system reform to Tbilisi-based foreign diplomats on October 12.

"At the same time, we express our readiness to discuss any other issues, which may help to improve electoral environment," the eight opposition parties said.

The eight parties' proposal addresses issues like rule of electing the Parliament; rule of composition of election administrations; voter lists; election day procedures and handling of electoral complaints.

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