Opposition MP boycotts parliament following ruling party’s exit from EU-mediated agreement

Kordzaia said that everyone who signed the document should be offended. Photo: IPN.

Agenda.ge, 29 Jul 2021 - 18:33, Tbilisi,Georgia

Opposition MP Tamar Kordzaia has boycotted the parliamentary activities after the ruling Georgian Dream party’s withdrawal from the EU-mediated agreement

Kordzaia told IPN that she signed the agreement because ‘the western course is important,’ noting that parliamentary cooperation with the Georgian Dream is impossible. 

I will not support the double standards of the Georgian Dream by entering the sessions of the parliament and asking critical questions,” Kordzaia stated today. 

Kordzaia also noted that the ruling party ‘should be defeated via elections’ and ‘be forced to call early elections,’ Kordzaia said.

She said that everyone who signed the document should be offended. 

Libertarian opposition leader of Girchi - More Freedom Zurab Japaridze and the head of the United National Movement (UNM) Nika Melia left parliament and gave up their parliamentary mandates. 

The ruling party announced yesterday that they are leaving the April 19 agreement initiated by the European Council President Charles Michel, because it ‘completed its mission.’ 

Charles Michel responded to the current political events in Georgia earlier today and stated that the interests of Georgian citizens should be a priority. 

The international community has harshly criticised the Georgian ruling party and called on all political parties to work together for Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration. 

NGOs have assessed the Georgian Dream’s withdrawal from the agreement as a rejection of the countries’ Euro-Atlantic course.