Transitional Haven, finally!
18 October, 2012
Transitional Haven, finally!

If Georgia’s symbolic image of a beacon of democracy and its being an epitome of contemporary social and economic reforms was up until now considered on the level of shrugged shoulders and raised eye-brows, especially among the members of the former Soviet family, it today is being taken very seriously in the selfsame geo-political circle and around the world too, thanks to the way Georgia has managed to handle its 2012 parliamentary elections. 

The electoral showdown was a mixed Georgian-American-style from

Alpha to Omega: pre-election street rallies and manifestations so peaceful that out of hundreds of thousands in the street not a single person had received even the slightest scratch on the body; reciprocal mudslinging by the opposed politicians so abominable that we all wanted to puke; media’s voracious appetite for sleazy scandalous stories, having stirred the society so much that millions stayed up watching a lot of trash on the TV; the elections all over Georgia having passed smoothly except a couple of regions, clearly reminding of Florida votes of the Bush electoral war; exit polls happily counting away the cast votes; the victory of one party, readily and stoically accepted by the defeated party, demonstrating relevant  calm and reason; the CEO of the country, leader of the defeated political force, making a concession speech in a balanced tone of a self-respecting fair loser; and finally, the governmental transition which has crowned the concept of Georgia’s democratic western-style development into a potential member-country of the European Union and NATO. Isn’t all this sheerly unbelievable? Yes, it is, but it also is a fact, a great fact, an adorable fact, a give-me-a-slack fact, a hope-generating fact. Georgia’s history of the last 100 years has never know the situation like this one – the former government and its incumbent cabinet members letting the transition go smooth and nice, cooperating with the government-elect side with solid benevolence and a mature sense of responsibility on both sides for letting one power go out and the other one come in. Congratulations Georgia!!! And hello Russia! Are you still in the same trouble with the free world? Look at us and you will know forthwith that the time for you to open up is right here. Procrastination will steal time from your long-expectant people. Hi there, our former sisters from the erstwhile Socialist Block! What are you up to right after Georgia’s exemplary electoral effort? We don’t hear too much of your excited comments. Aren’t you impressed? Do you guys need a fresh political expertise? Here we are to share it now. Facetious comments and quizzical bitterness apart, Georgia is today truly the venue of a political process called the Postelectoral transition of power, which is being handled by the Nation very efficiently and professionally. The new political background is so momentous and meaningful that the victory of one or the other political force as such is being dwarfed by the significance of the main result of the recent election – the electorate of Georgia has taken the height which clearly underscores the political maturity of this country for further elevated thoughts about Georgia’s better future, so comfortably inscribed into the current and future life of the entire international community, sooner headed for peace and mutual cooperation than for contention, which makes the above allegations even more consequential. You know what I mean, don’t you?

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