The Georgian Parliament plenary has opened amid noise and controversy.
Citizens Party leader Aleko Elisashvili sought to make a statement about the recent incident involving ruling party MP Irakli Beraia, who recently insulted some female opposition legislators, but the Parliament Speaker Shalva Papuashvili turned his microphone off.
Elisashvili called for Beraia’s resignation, leading to a verbal confrontation. Papuashvili expelled Elisashvili from the hall, citing unnecessary emotions.
The argument continued during the session when opposition MP Khatia Dekanoidze also attempted to speak about Irakli Beraia but had the microphone cut off.
Papuashvili emphasized that the parliament would not be turned into a circus.