“Today, Lelo formalized itself as a part of the United National Movement faction. Congratulations on joining UNM!” the member of the parliamentary majority, Shalva Papuashvili, echoed the adoption of the amended Election Code.
The faction Lelo- Partnership for Georgia, along with the United National Movement (UNM) abstained from backing the amendments.
According to Papuashvili, this move violates the April 19 agreement and would have its political outcomes.
“Lelo formalized itself as a part of the National Movement faction. Congratulations on joining the UNM! It is a direct violation of the April 19 agreement. It would have its political consequences,” majority MP said.
Papuashvili noted that the electoral reform is the result of joint effort, except for the UNM and Lelo.
Eighty-six lawmakers of the Georgian Parliament backed the Election Code amendments at the third reading at the extraordinary session on Monday. Three MPs, including Tamar Charkviani, Nato, and Rostom Chkheidze, voted con. Lelo and the United National Movement (UNM) opposition parties abstained.