Almost 50% of Georgians Support Pro-Western Course, Warm Relations With Russia

© AP Photo / Shakh AivazovAs much as 48 percent of Georgians favor a pro-Western course for their country, and at the same time believe Georgia should maintain good relations with Russia, a poll conducted by the American National Democratic Institute (NDI) revealed on Wednesday.
As much as 48 percent of Georgians favor a pro-Western course for their country, and at the same time believe Georgia should maintain good relations with Russia, a poll conducted by the American National Democratic Institute (NDI) revealed on Wednesday. - Sputnik International
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According to the poll, 72 percent of Georgian citizens would like the country to become a member of the European Union, with 64 percent believing that the liberalization of the visa regime with the bloc would be beneficial for Georgia.

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TBILISI (Sputnik) — As much as 48 percent of Georgians favor a pro-Western course for their country, and at the same time believe Georgia should maintain good relations with Russia, a poll conducted by the American National Democratic Institute (NDI) revealed on Wednesday.

The current result represents a 4-percent decline from March.

According to the poll, 72 percent of Georgian citizens would like the country to become a member of the European Union, with 64 percent believing that the liberalization of the visa regime with the bloc would be beneficial for Georgia.

A political decision on the abolition of Schengen zone visas for Georgian nationals has already been taken and all technical procedures are expected to be completed by the end of 2015, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said Thursday - Sputnik International
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A total of 68 percent of respondents support Georgia acceding to NATO.

At the same time, 53 percent of respondents believe that EU and NATO membership would be more beneficial for the country's foreign policy, while 29 percent maintain that Georgia would have more advantages if it gave up its European and Euroatlantic course in favor of improving relations with Russia.

The poll was conducted in Georgia between June 8 and July 6, with approximately 4,000 people interviewed.

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