Georgian Opposition Will Boycott New Elected Parliament – Opposition Leader
Georgia, Tbilisi, 23 may / Trend corr. N.Kirtskhalia / The Georgian opposition will boycott the new elected Parliament, where the authorities will have a constitutional majority.
David Gamkrelidze, one of the leaders of the United Opposition, stated to journalists that the opposition parties which have gained places in the Parliament may refuse from their places in the legislative body.
At present, three opposition parties -United Opposition with 17.65%, Christian-Democratic with 8.22% and Labour with 7.56% have gained places in the Parliament.
"We do not acknowledge the legitimacy of the parliamentary elections and will hold consultations with other opposition parties. The elections were totally faked," Gamkrelidze said.
Meanwhile, the Labour has stated that the party would boycott the new Parliament.
Giorgi Targamadze, Leader of the Christian-Democratic movement, stated that his party would support the peace protest of the results of the parliamentary elections, but the issue needs to be discussed.
The consultations will also be attended by the Republicans which collected only 5%.
Zurab Kachkachishvili, a representative of the Central Election Commission (CEC), stated the ruling National Movement party will have a constitutional majority in the Parliament. According to the recent calculation, National Movement will have 120 mandates in the Parliament.