Lithuanian MFA welcomes ‘important step’ of Georgian elections

Minister Linas Linkevičius' office released its statement on the Georgian elections on Sunday. Photo: J. Azanovo/Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs., 01 Nov 2020 - 21:13, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry has reacted to the October 31 parliamentary elections in Georgia by welcoming the reforms that enabled the country to conduct the vote 'smoothly' and acknowledging international observers' conclusions on competitive process, but also pointing out 'irregularities and incidents'.

The ministry released its statement on the elections on Sunday, the day after the vote, and noted observers' assessment on the 'competitive' process in which 'overall fundamental freedoms were respected' and 'democratic standards were met'.