US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan called on Georgian political parties to work together to diffuse the current tension and end polarization.
“Everyone has a role to play in diffusing the polarization that has paralyzed this country for far too long. The ruling party has a special role to play to ensure that it is governing inclusively, to ensure that the media and the civil society can do their jobs safely, and they should do their jobs responsibly as well.
And of course, all the political parties need to work together. We saw that they can, they worked together on very important electoral reform that, in a small way, did make the last elections a little bit better, there were still many violations and that’s an indication that there is more work to be done, but that work needs to be done with the parties working together for the interest of their constituents, for Georgia’s interest.
And I do think if the leaders of this country put the country’s interests, their people’s interests first, that will be the start to ending polarization,” Kelly Degnan said.