About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 10:55 - 1 May.'18
Election was ‘Brilliant’ – Saakashvili
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 7 Jan.'08 / 16:21

Incumbent candidate Mikheil Saakashvili hailed the January 5 presidential election as “brilliant”, saying that international observers had given it an extremely positive assessment.

“It was a brilliant election. I think everybody has witnessed the freest, the most competitive and the most successful election in the history of Georgia,” Saakashvili said.

Speaking with journalists on January 7, after attending an Orthodox Christmas mass in the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi, Saakashvili also said: “I have seen many observers, many assessments and many [election observation] missions, but such a high assessment has never been given to an election in Georgia before.”

He said that such a positive assessment by foreign observers was especially important in light of critical media coverage in the western press about recent developments in Georgia.

“Many critically disposed people [referring to foreign election observers] arrived in Georgia, because many foolish things had been written about Georgia in recent months,” Saakashvili said. “Over 1,000 observers arrived; that is an absolute record - it is approximately six times more than were in Ukraine for the last election there on a per capita basis. The assessments were extremely well-disposed. These people arrived with one mood and left [the country] with an absolutely different one. It means that democracy and the political process have developed in Georgia.”

Latest News
01 May.'18 10:55
We Have Moved to a New Platform
Direct Your Bookmarks to https://civil.ge.
29 Apr.'18 03:54
Ruling Party Candidate Wins MP By-Elections
Givi Chichinadze will represent Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency in the Parliament of Georgia.
28 Apr.'18 09:40
Polls Open for Vani and Khoni MP By-Elections
48,123 voters are eligible to cast their ballots in Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency.
27 Apr.'18 17:23
State Dept’s Europe Affairs Point Man to Visit Tbilisi
Wess Mitchell will meet senior government officials and address the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum.
27 Apr.'18 13:45
In Quotes: Georgian Politicians on Ex-PM Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Comeback
Bidzina Ivanishvili will be approved as the Georgian Dream party chairman at the upcoming convention.
26 Apr.'18 18:15
SG Jens Stoltenberg: Georgia NATO’s ‘Very Close’ Partner
The NATO Secretary General says Foreign Ministers meeting tomorrow will recognize the country’s progress.
26 Apr.'18 14:24
Ex-PM Ivanishvili to Chair Georgian Dream Party
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said Ivanishvili was ‘best equipped’ to add new dynamism to the party.
26 Apr.'18 11:12
Lawmaker Proposes Criminal Liability for ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’
The parliamentary human rights committee decided to set up a working group for scrutinizing the draft law.
25 Apr.'18 17:21
New Abkhaz Government Head Appointed
Gennady Gagulia has served as the Abkhaz “prime minister” twice - in 1995-1997, and 2002-2003.
25 Apr.'18 14:43
Watchdog Improves Georgia’s Press Freedom Ranking
None of the countries of the former Soviet Union (except the Baltics) are ranked ahead of Georgia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2019, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.