On our walk through the neighborhood today the tall person told me about the Parliamentary elections that were held in Georgia on 1 October.
He said that the opposition Georgian Dream Coalition won the elections with 55% of the vote, whilst the governing United National Movement received 40% of the vote.
The peaceful transition of power was acknowledged by the international community.
In Washington a spokesman for President Obama said:
“The United States congratulates the people of Georgia for the successful completion of yesterday’s parliamentary elections, and the achievement of another milestone in Georgia’s democratic development. Georgian citizens have set a regional and global example by conducting a competitive campaign, freely exercising their democratic rights, and affirming their commitment to undertake a peaceful transfer of power.”
Wow, I think we need to promote this achievement!