Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili has commented on the incident that occurred in the Marneuli municipality yesterday and assessed it as a violence and pressure on the chairperson of the district election commission and the attempt of the opposition to storm the election commission office. At the session of the government today, the Prime Minister said that violence and pressure on the election process, non-transparency was unacceptable for Georgia`s government and it was declared from the very first days of assuming the office. The Prime Minister assigned the Interior Minister and the Chief Prosecutor to take the investigation of this incident on personal control. `From the day we came to the power we announced that we would not accept non-transparent election environment in Georgia. The last year`s elections were unique and unprecedented in the region and we have an ambition to conduct the upcoming local elections in the same way. This is very important for our state and for the development of the democracy in our country,` Irakli Gharibashvili said. Prime Minister pointed out that this fact occurred a few weeks before the signing of the EU association agreement, indicates to the attempt of provocation by the United National Movement. `I want to call on each political party, to abstain from causing any kind of disorder during the election campaign. This is a very principle thing for our state. It is not about some political party, as it refers to the progress and the development of our country,` the Prime Minister said.
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