Georgian ruling coalition to be represented by 87 members in parliament
Tbilisi, Georgia, Nov.11
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
The ruling Georgian Dream coalition will be presented by 87 members in the parliament consisting of 150 members.
At present, 81 deputies are considered official members of the majority, including six independent deputies who left the National movement. Three members of the Free Democrats majority faction of the former Defense Minister Irakli Alasania are also among the majority.
Independent Majoritarians fraction, whose members were elected to the parliament, estranged from the National movement and predominantly supported proposals of the authorities, expressed a desire to increase the number of members of the parliamentary majority to 87.
The Independent Majoritarians faction, consisting of six members, official entry of which into the majority have not yet been formalized, said Nov.11 that after the formation of a "strong" majority of 87 deputies, "political fluctuations that may cause extraordinary early parliamentary elections, will not pose a threat for the country".
The threat to the existence of the majority in parliament emerged November, 5, after the Free Democrats faction, the party of the former Defense Minister Irakli Alasania stated who leaves the coalition and the majority in parliament.
Despite the fact that the former members of the Free Democrats, Majoritarians Gedevan Popkhadze, Tamaz Japaridze and Gela Samkharauli said they made a choice in favor of the majority, but it was not enough to save it, as it requires the union of at least 76 deputies. Georgian Dream was represented by 75 deputies, because the former member of the majority Shalva Shavgulidze joined the Free Democrats.
Georgian Dream was represented by 83 members before it left the majority of the Free Democrats faction.