Khatuna Samnidze: Allowing the voting with old ID cards is a direct message that yes, it is possible that there will be fraud in the upcoming elections

Allowing the voting with old ID cards is a direct message that yes, it is possible that there will be fraud in the upcoming elections, said MP Khatuna Samnidze at the plenary session of the Parliament.

As Samnidze noted, the issue of voting with old ID cards was not on the agenda at all and "it is not clear why the majority raised it".

According to Samnidze, it is possible to conduct such a campaign that will encourage citizens to take modern ID cards so that old ID cards are not used at the elections.

"This is a matter of political will. When we talk that the system has improved, we have given the public the opportunity to vote electronically and we have taken a step forward, now to go back and have the option to vote with old ID cards, this is a political decision by the majority to send a direct message that yes, it is possible that there will be fraud in the upcoming elections," said Samnidze.

77 in favor, 7 against - Parliament adopted in the first reading the legislative initiative of Fridon Injia, which will allow citizens with non-electronic ID cards to participate in the elections. Before the voting, the Chairman of the Legal Affairs Committee of the Parliament, Anri Okhanashvili, offered his opposition colleagues further consultations on the draft law of Fridon Injia and presentation of alternative initiatives.

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