Citizens Party: Opposition renounced using local election as gauge to call new parliamentary elections
Citizens Party: Opposition renounced using local election as gauge to call new parliamentary elections

The Georgian Dream suggested calling early elections in 2022 if the ruling party wins less than 40% in the local elections. The opposition renounced this proposal.

Having echoed the failed last light negotiations between the ruling party and the opposition, Elisashvili said that the consultations were mainly constructive during the many-hour talks.

“Unfortunately, the result is destructive,” the leader of the Citizens party concluded.

“The result is that we do not have a result, and the negotiations failed. Now everyone blames each other for who was more to blame. There was a good chance to agree because the EU is involved, and a man came on an emergency mission and lost so much time negotiating with us. Unfortunately, in vain,” Elisashvili said.

Aleko Elisashvili stressed it was shocking for his party to reject the judicial reform, political justice and prosecutor general’s issue, the court reform, demanding early elections and a plebiscite.

Elisashvili revealed some more details of negotiations saying the opposition was offered to head two leading committees.

“This issue was on the negotiation table. For some, it may be a job bargain, but it was titled the Redistribution of Power in Parliament,” Aleko Elisashvili said.

According to an opposition MP, an agreement would have been reached if the intention was real. Citizens Party leader that the opposition proposed nothing but the early elections and a plebiscite while the Georgian Dream backed down on some issues.

The opposition and the ruling Georgian Dream party held negotiations mediated by EU’s Christian Danielsson on Thursday. Danielsson, a special envoy for the European Council President on the Georgian political crisis, spent a week in Georgia to help the sides agree. However, the talks ended with no promising outcome.

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