I call on government for more proportionality, - Lithuanian PM on Georgian electoral reform | Eurasia Diary - ednews.net

23 September, Wednesday

I call on government for more proportionality, - Lithuanian PM on Georgian electoral reform

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The Georgian capital of Tbilisi is hosting the 8th Ordinary Session of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly on December 8-10. The session will focus on the future of the Eastern Partnership policy, Eurasia Diary reports citing First Channel of Georgia.

As the member of European Parliament, Prime Minister of Lithuania Andrius Kubilius said Georgia is among front-runner countries.

"In 2019, the Eastern Partnership celebrates its 10-year anniversary. Plenty of work has already fulfiled. There are front-runner countries, such as Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, which have The Association Agreement (“AA”) and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (“DCFTA”). However, there are three other countries with specific development. We will discuss what kind of strategy the Eastern Partnership policy should have over the next 10 years, member of European Parliament," Prime Minister of Lithuania Andrius Kubilius stressed.

As for the political dialogue between the opposition and the ruling party, Andrius Kubilius said that the negotiation was reasonably successful on Sunday. Prime Minister of Lithuania believes the proportional system can bring more balanced election results.

"As I understand, there is an agreement for the continuing dialogue. Particularly, on how to modernize the electoral system.

I call on government for more proportionality, which can bring more balanced results after next year’s elections, which will be very important.

Every Eastern Partnership country should think about it because in regarding recent developments in Eastern Partnership countries, we can see a certain phenomenon that we can call an attempt to form a mono-majority, super-majority. On the one hand, this helps to carry out some reforms, but on the other hand, in case of such a majority, there is a temptation to use it for undemocratic purposes," Andrius Kubilius said.

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