I frankly believe that reaching an agreement will be possible, EU Ambassador to Georgia Carl Hartzell told the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) in connection with the negotiations process between the ruling Georgian Dream Party and opposition.
Hartzell said that the exact date of the third round of talks was not yet known but short time was left for reaching the agreement.
“I think it is necessary to conclude from these meetings that we are moving forward. As far as we know, there is not much time left. We have about one week. Now it is time for truth and it is important that everybody makes the contribution. I frankly believe that reaching an agreement will be possible. This is what we are working for but it is early to say if something will come out or not. This will require diligence from all sides. I and everyone involved in this process are working very hard to reach a possible agreement as soon as possible. So I hope that in the end, we will succeed. I really believe we can find this magical place,” Hartzell said.
Nine opposition parties that passed a 1% threshold to enter the new Georgian parliament refused to recognize the October 31 parliamentary election results, calling them rigged. The U.S. and EU Ambassadors to Georgia are facilitating the negotiations between the ruling Georgian Dream Party and the opposition, though the first two rounds ended in no promising results.
The opposition has 3 demands: snap elections, new administration of Central Election Commission and release of political prisoners.