European Parliament member Viola von Cramon echoed Georgian Dream’s decision to quit the EU-brokered deal.
“The biggest opposition party UNM not even made an effort to sign this joint agreement with the EU,” said MEP Cramon, adding that “both sides play a terrible political game on the back of their citizens. All this does NOT help at all.”
To be fair: the biggest opposition party #UNM not even made an effort to sign this joint agreement with the #EU. So, both sides play a terrible political game on the back of their citizens. All this does NOT help at all.
— Viola von Cramon (@ViolavonCramon) July 28, 2021
Earlier today, the ruling Georgian Dream party chair Irakli Kobakhidze dubbed the EU-brokered April 19 Agreement as annulled, saying it completed its mission and exhausted itself 100 days after signing as the majority of opposition figures having abstained from joining.
The ruling party and the part of the opposition signed the EU-mediated agreement following the six-month political stalemate following the 2020 parliamentary elections. United National Movement’s bloc, Alliance of Patriots, European Georgia, and Labor party rebuff to do so.
100 days after signing the April 19 Agreement, majority of Georgian opposition MPs and parties refused to sign it, declined to work to fulfill it, and voted against it.
Therefore, Georgian Dream declares the Agreement void, but continues to adhere to its provisions in principle. pic.twitter.com/pEHuLN3T6r
— Georgian Dream (@GeorgianDream41) July 28, 2021