GD Chairman Kobakhidze:  No early elections to be a given, not ultimatum
GD Chairman Kobakhidze: No early elections to be a given, not ultimatum

We are talking about the given fact. It means that there will be no early elections in any case, no matter what the agreement, Irakli Kobakhidze, the Chairman of the Georgian Dream party, said after a meeting with EU mediator Christian Danielson.

According to Kobakhidze, holding no early elections is a given.

“This is a given in all cases, no matter what we discuss. Even if we theoretically consider opposition demands regarding potential early elections, they will lose everything, the plebiscite, the local elections, the referendum. They will lose early elections. The fact is that there will be no snap elections. It is not an ultimatum, it is a given fact. The opposition makes ultimatums. They even made a public statement yesterday and voiced two ultimatums, saying they will sign no deal if these demands are out of the agenda. We are talking about the given fact. It means that there will be no early elections in any case, no matter what the agreement,” Kobakhidze said.

According to Kobakhidze, GD and the European Council President’s Personal Representative Christian Danielsson discussed several details of the potential agreement. The ruling party will have a second meeting with the EU mediator today. The expanded meeting of all the parties is likely to be held on Tuesday.

Danielsson first arrived in Tbilisi on March 12. He decided to prolong his stay in Tbilisi to help the sides. After a five-day mediation that ended with no result, he left the country.

Charles Michel announced on March 22 that Christian Danielsson would travel back to Georgia by the end of the week to help the parties to agree.

The Georgian opposition parties that won seats in the Georgian Parliament of the 10th Convocation believe the 2020 parliamentary elections were a fraud. They have been demanding repeat parliamentary elections and the release of the United National Movement Chair, Nika Melia, and the co-founder of the TV channel Mtavari Arkhi Giorgi Rurua.

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