Georgian elections ‘important step in democratic processes’, Bulgarian Foreign Ministry says

The parliamentary elections that were held on October 1 2012 in Georgia are an important step in the consolidation of democratic processes in the country, Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry said on October 3.

“We share the view of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights that fundamental freedoms were observed during the election process, in which citizens actively participated,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Vessela Tcherneva said.

Bulgariacontinues to be committed to the democratic efforts of the Georgian nation, Tcherneva said.

“An indication of this is that we sent election observers, at the invitation of the Georgian government.”

The free vote by the citizens ofGeorgiashows the democratic maturity of Georgian society, which is consciously taking the path to building functioning, strong and stable institutions, she said.

“We are ready to continue to work together with the Georgian institutions, with the newly elected parliament and government, in the interests of the Bulgarian and Georgian peoples,” Tcherneva said.

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