MEP Viola von Cramon: Opposition to take responsibility, first steps
MEP Viola von Cramon: Opposition to take responsibility, first steps

“We support the opposition in improving, refining, controlling your rights, that is our strategy, but a boycott is not the solution. A coup or a change of government from the street is absolutely and categorically unacceptable for me,” MEP Viola von Cramon told Formula TV.

MEP noted that no boycott from the beginning would have been much better. The opposition should have taken up seats in the Georgian parliament.

“I wish there were no boycott, and I called on all colleagues to take up their seats in the Georgian parliament. As an MEP, I will work only with real parliamentarians. Boycott is not the solution. You betray your constituents when run in the elections, but do not enter the parliament, do not take your seat. Why vote if I do not take up the belonging seat in the Parliament of Georgia. We support the opposition in improving, refining and controlling your rights. It is our strategy, but a boycott is not a solution, and a coup or a change of government from the street is absolutely and categorically unacceptable for me,” MEP said.

According to Viola von Cramon, the opposition should take responsibility and the first steps.

“The opposition has decided to boycott and made only superficial assessments of the OSCE report. What does the topic of Giorgi Rurua have to do with it? The opposition must also bear the responsibility. It must take the first steps. It would be fair for their voters to compromise only if members of opposition parties enter the Georgian parliament, and cooperate there. The Georgian government should have a great responsibility, but the Georgian opposition spectrum should not obstruct at the same time. Everything else is just in vain. I do not understand why the government, the Georgian Dream, did not sign this agreement. Their argument that the opposition did either is not an argument for me. Their signature was significant, they could have shown goodwill and sign, it would have been a step forward. Many changes, many compromises would automatically come into force. Both sides must give up, not for me, not for their career, but the country, the homeland, for Georgia, for the better economic development of the citizens. These people did not understand this. Instead of pushing their ego in the background, they should bring their political moments to the fore,” said Viola von Cramon.

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