Georgia’s 10th parliament to hold its first session this week

  • Fourteen parties received seats in parliament per the results of October 31 parliamentary elections. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge. 

Agenda.ge, 8 Dec 2020 - 12:14, Tbilisi,Georgia

The newly elected 10th national legislature of Georgia will hold its first session on December 11, at 12:00, the decree by the president of Georgia reads. 

It still remains unclear whether 60 opposition MPs will be present at the session or not as 8 opposition parties and blocs who were voted in on the October 31 parliamentary elections say that the elections were fabricated and are demanding repeat elections. 

The fourth round of talks between the ruling party and the opposition, with the mediation of the diplomatic corps, is scheduled later today to find a way out of the current political crisis. 

Opposition parties took to the street following the October 31 parliamentary elections. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge. 

For the first time, the October 31 parliamentary elections were held per a mixed electoral system, with 120 members of parliament (MP) elected via party lists and the remaining 30 running in single-member majoritarian districts. 

The ruling Georgian Dream party received 90 seats in parliament per the election results which means that the party will be able to form the government alone, without the support of other parliamentary parties. 

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