The Russian deputy was sitting in the chair of the Parliament Speaker of Georgia, which was very hard to see, and that’s why I made a decision on resignation, – Irakli Kobakhidze, former Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia told reporters while commenting on June 20-21 developments.
As Irakli Kobakhidze stated, he took this decision on the resignation on his own, after the consultations.
“I had a firm position on the same day and I introduce it to our team. But I was abroad and it’s not right to voice such a decision there. Consequently, I suspended my visit and returned to Georgia immediately. Another discussion was held within the political council format and Of course, first of all, I introduced my initiative and underwent consultations with the party chairman”, – Irakli Kobakhidze said.
Irakli Kobakhidze quit the post on July 21 amid protests after Russian MP Sergey Gavrilov took the seat in the Georgian parliament.