US Department of State: Georgian parliamentary elections were competitive, fundamental freedoms respected, flaws should be addressed

  • Georgia held parliamentary elections on October 31. Photo: US Department of State., 3 Nov 2020 - 11:24, Tbilisi,Georgia

Deputy Spokesperson of the US Department of State Cale Brown has tweeted that ‘we share OSCE’s assessments’ that Georgian parliamentary elections ‘competitive and fundamental freedoms were respected.’ 

International observers and embassies have stated that the elections were ‘mostly competitive and free.’ 

Most of the Georgian opposition parties who have entered parliament claim that the elections were fabricated and have plans to take to the streets on November 8 and demand repeat elections. 

The ruling Georgian Dream party says that the opposition has failed to accept the election results in a dignified manner. 

Ruling party MP Giorgi Kakhiani has urged the opposition ‘to return to the election process as it is the only legal and constitutional way.