Former member of Alliance of Patriots opposition elected vice parliament speaker

  • Avtandil Enukidze is one of the three former members of Alliance of Patriots who replaced the party MPs in parliament because the MPs requested the suspension of their MP status. Photo: RFE/RL.

Agenda.ge, 2 Feb 2021 - 17:33, Tbilisi,Georgia

Former member and a contributor of pro-Russian Alliance of Patriots opposition party Avtandil Enukidze was elected vice-parliament speaker earlier today. 

Georgian parliament chairperson must have five deputies per the law, three from the majority and two from the minority. 

Enukidze is one of the six opposition MPs who have entered parliament so far, while the remaining 54 opposition MPs have refused to take up their mandates and are demanding repeat elections. 

Six of 60 opposition MPs have presented the today's opening of spring session in the Georgian parliament. Photo: parliament of Georgia press office. 

Fifty-one of the 54 opposition MPs have requested the suspension of their MP status. However, parliament rejected their request earlier today.

Enukidze and three other former members of Alliance of Patriots have created European Socialists party and nominated Enukidze for vice-speaker after they quit Alliance of Patriots and entered the state legislature last month. 

One seat for opposition vice parliament speaker still remains vacant. 

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