Christian Urse: The amendments to the Electoral Code improve the pre-election environment in the country

This week was special due to the constitutional changes, which is a very important achievement for Georgia. I would like to congratulate the people involved in this process. This is a constant change for Georgia, and we believe that there will be more pluralism in the next parliament than there is today. This is very good for Georgia, - Christian Urse, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, told reporters.

He noted that the amendments to the Electoral Code would improve the country's pre-election environment and facilitate free, transparent and fair elections.

"The amendments to the Electoral Code were approved yesterday. This will improve the pre-election environment in the country. I would also like to point out that we had a video conference at the Committee on Legal Affairs, in which the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and experts from the Venice Commission took part. We discussed issues relating to coronavirus and we can say that the Georgian government has handled the situation well. Given the experience gained and the exchange of information with other countries, Georgia will be able to take appropriate measures to ensure that the October 31 elections are held peacefully," Urse said.

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