The parliamentary majority mobilized fully to elect members of the High Council of Justice (HCoJ) and fulfil one of the EC’s 12 points, but the opposition took a fundamentally different approach, refusing to support any candidate, stated the chair of the ruling Georgian Dream party Irakli Kobakhidze on Thursday.
According to Kobakhidze, the exception was five opposition MPs who backed the HCoJ members.
“Yesterday, society learned about the campaign and bullying against MPs who supported members of the High Council of Justice. This once again shows the face of radical opposition. They do everything to ensure the country does not receive candidate status. Bullying, liberal fascism – this is their signature,” said GD Chair.
Concerning the procedure, Kobakhidze explained that following the regulations, one formal vote would take place today and the third round at the next plenary session in two weeks.
“We will consult throughout this time to elect all council members. We again urge the opposition to confirm their commitment to the candidate status process. If they don’t show it again, the public will figure out what their true motives are. In fact, it was quite easy to cross a boundary between who wanted candidate status and who didn’t,” said Kobakhidze.