The ruling Georgian Dream party says that the United National Movement opposition party has requested a permit from Tbilisi City hall to hold a large rally on Rustaveli Avenue in central Tbilisi at 12:00 on October 31, on the day when parliamentary elections are scheduled in the country.
The ruling party states that the UNM has plans to spark tension on the election day as they have ‘zero chance of winning the elections.’
They are getting ready for rallies and confrontations,” ruling party MP, Vice Parliament Speaker Mamuka Mdinaradze stated earlier today.
Mdinaradze said that the UNM’s alleged motive for holding the rally to ‘protect votes’ is absurd.
When all political parties and voters will be involved in the election the UNM will provide all its resources on the central avenue to spark tensions,” Mdinaradze said.
He stated that the Georgian people must ‘respond appropriately’ to the ‘destructive actions of the radical opposition’ in the elections.
Every individual who thinks about the country’s further and faster advancement, who thinks that Georgia should apply for EU membership in 2024 must say no to the destructive forces, go to the polls and vote for a successful Georgia. Not only the UNM and its branches must be defeated in the elections, the Georgian people must win and the radical parties must lose any illusion of success,” Mdinaradze said.
Mdinaradze stated that the UNM is on the verge of dissolution and if all voters,’ who care about the country’s future’ go to the elections, the party will be destroyed ‘which will give way to new, healthy political forces.’
The UNM has stated that they have plans to hold the rally tomorrow.
The UNM member Khatia Dekanoidze said that on October 31 'we will celebrate the defeat of Bidzina Ivanishvili (the head and the founder of the ruling party)'