New Georgian President: “government must never allow discrimination”

Giorgi Margvelashvili, the winner of a landslide vote on Sunday to elect the country’s next President, believes that “the objective of a democratic state is to protect the rights of every citizen.”

In a written response to a series of questions posed by the voter information website, Margvelashvili outlined his views on various issues, including the protection of the rights of sexual minorities.

When asked how sexual minorities could be better integrated into socio-political life, Margvelashvili responded:

“The protection of minority rights should be specially emphasized. Modern democracy consists of balancing rule by the majority with the protection of the minority. It takes a lot of attention and effort to ensure that decisions made by the majority do not restrict minority rights.”

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