PM Garibashvili: opposition’s shadow cabinet for Tbilisi ‘another lie’

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has responded to the opposition's idea of a Tbilisi shadow cabinet Photo: government of Georgia press office., 21 Oct 2021 - 15:41, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili says that the nomination of a shadow cabinet for Tbilisi by United National Movement (UNM) opposition party head and the party’s Tbilisi mayoral candidate, Nika Melia, ‘is another lie and an attempt to mislead the public.’ 

Melia stated yesterday that after he wins the mayoral run-off on October 30, his deputies will be Lelo opposition party founder Mamuka Khazaradze, Girchi-More Freedom party head Zurab Japaridze, Droa leader Elene Khoshtaria, and opposition member Irakli Abesadze. 

There is no shadow cabinet, it was a proposal by the UNM team. The UNM will be defeated in all constituencies in the municipal election run-offs and the country will continue its peaceful and stable development,” Garibashvili said earlier today. 

He stated that the ‘UNM believes they will be able to cheat the people like when they were in office (between 2003 and 2012).’ 

Their (UNM’s) perceptions are not real,” Garibashvili asserted.