Georgian Ruling Party Commends Dialogue with Opposition: National Movement Leaders
Georgia, Tbilisi, 10 June / corr. Trend N. Kirtskhalia/ The ruling party of Georgia Unified National Movement commends the moves of the opposition aimed at the political dialogue with the authorities. "If our oppositional colleagues are ready for a dialogue and express their wish to cooperate with the authorities, there is nothing bad about it. These moves can only be commended," Pavle Kublashvili, one of the leaders of the ruling party said to Trend .
Giorgi Tsagereishvili, Giya Tortladze, Paata Davitaya and Dmitriy Lordkipanidze have announced that they are quitting the Unified Opposition. On his part, the leader of We Ourselves party Paata Davitaya, the leader of Kartuli Dasi Jondi Bagaturiya, the opposition members Giya Tsagereishvili and Giya Tortladze and several persons more who are from opposition changed their mind to refuse their MP mandate.
Zurab Melikishvili, the secretary general of the Unified National Movement did not comment on the decision of several opposition leaders to quit opposition, but he said that 'our party is ready to cooperate with the opposition members in the parliament'.
The chairman of the parliament faction of the National Movement Petre Tsikarishvili stated to Trend that 'the ball is in the middle of the opposition field and the ruling party is waiting for the opposition proposals'.
The majority of the Georgian opposition leaders refused to comment on the reasons of their quit from the party of several supporters.
According to final outcome by provided by the Central Election Commission of Georgia, a total of 5 parties obtained seats in the parliament elections held on 21 May. The members of the ruling party won 119 seats of 150 in the Georgian parliament. The opposition did not accept the outcome of the elections claiming it to be falsified and decided to not to accept their mandates and to establish so-called 'alternative parliament'.
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