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PACE President deplores attacks on the head of the PACE delegation which observed Georgian elections

“I deeply regret the unsubstantiated attacks by certain political representatives in Georgia on the personal integrity of the Chairman of the delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) that observed elections here,” said PACE President Rik Daems.

“His statements reflect the position of the PACE delegation as such and were made jointly with our partners in the International Election Observation Mission. While anyone is free to disagree with their findings and conclusions, the integrity of the international observation mission cannot be questioned.”

“I therefore call upon all political stakeholders to refrain from such baseless allegations,” Mr Daems concluded.