On July 29, Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Gerry Connolly, Co-Chairs of the House Georgia Caucus, released a joint statement on the latest political developments in Georgia.
“Today’s news that Georgian Dream will walk away from the April 19th parliamentary deal sadly highlights the ongoing challenges to Georgia’s democracy. We are disappointed by this development and by both the opposition parties refusal to join the agreement and the overall polarization of politics in Tbilisi. We urge all parties to take a step back, reassess their priorities, and work together to strengthen Georgia’s democracy – not tear it down.
“Only through the legislative process can the tough issues of governing be solved. Those who want to see Georgia’s democracy fail are emboldened when politicians backtrack, point fingers, and spread conspiracies. We stand ready to assist where we can in order to help restore trust in Georgia’s democracy,” reads the statement.
The ruling Georgian Dream (GD) party annulled the EU-brokered April 19 Agreement on July 28. The GD Chair Irakli Kobakhidze said the agreement completed its mission and exhausted itself 100 days after signing as the majority of the opposition politicians abstained from joining it.
European Council President Charles Michel mediated the April 19 Agreement among the Georgian parties to end the political crisis in Georgia.