European Council President Charles Michel’s Personal Envoy Christian Danielsson returned to Georgia on March 28. Danielsson said he would stay in Georgia for three days.
“I am very happy to be back in Georgia and I look forward to engaging with the leaders of the political parties, the opposition, and the government party in supporting them to reach an agreement to end the political crises in this country. Now it is the time for compromise, and compromise is not a sign of weakness, compromise is a sign of strength, compromise shows that democracy in Georgia works, compromise is the European way,” he stated.
Danielsson arrived in Tbilisi on March 12 to lead the EU-backed mediation effort in Georgia. He held meetings with the government and the opposition. He decided to prolong his stay in Tbilisi to help the sides to reach an agreement. After a five-day mediation that ended without a 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 come to an agreement.
The Georgian opposition parties which won seats in the 10th convocation of the Georgian parliament believe the 2020 parliamentary elections were a fraud. They have been demanding repeat parliamentary elections, and the release of United National Movement Chair, Nika Melia and the co-founder of the TV channel Mtavari Arkhi Giorgi Rurua.