Georgian President, EU mediator focus on easing political crisis in Georgia
Georgian President, EU mediator focus on easing political crisis in Georgia

Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili met with Christian Danielsson, the European Council President Charles Michel’s Personal Representative. Danielsson is on his second visit to Georgia to mediate a political dialogue between the ruling Georgian Dream party and the opposition.

The sides discussed the ongoing political consultations during a meeting at the Orbeliani Palace. Zourabichvili reiterated the importance of easing the political crisis and accented the active EU involvement in overcoming the post-pandemic economic consequences.

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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