About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 12:37 - 11 Dec.'17
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Opposition Calls for Dialogue on Early Polls
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 23 Oct.'07 / 13:00

Opposition lawmakers in Parliament on October 23 have again called on the authorities to help defuse the on-going political standoff in the country by holding parliamentary elections in spring, instead of late 2008, as was originally planned before controversial constitutional amendments were passed.

“Do not resist the will of the people,” Kakha Kukava, a lawmaker from the opposition Conservative Party, said. “We propose that you defuse the crisis through democratic elections. Use this chance, amend the constitution and hold elections on the legally mandated dates.”

MP Kukava was speaking on behalf of ten opposition parties, who are jointly campaigning for elections in April 2008. They are due to hold a mass protest rally outside the parliament on November 2.

Kukava stressed that the opposition’s demand was not “an ultimatum” as the ruling party had described it. But he also warned: “There are no ultimatums before November 2.”

The New Rights Party, although it has refused to join the opposition bloc, has also supported calls for early polls.

“It is a fact that public discontent has reached very high levels,” Davit Gamkrelidze, the leader of the New Rights Party, said. “Early elections are the only way out of this crisis. We propose holding elections as was envisaged before the constitutional amendments.”

In a comment typical of Nino Burjanadze, the parliamentary chairperson said the authorities were willing to engage in dialogue. “But I ask you not to use the language of ultimatums,” she added.

Latest News
11 Dec.'17 12:37
Q3’17 FDI USD 594 mln – Preliminary Data
Most of the FDI in the third quarter of 2017 came from Azerbaijan, followed Turkey and the United Kingdom.
09 Dec.'17 17:19
Friends of Georgia Group Stresses Support in the Face of Russian Occupation
The group of countries addresses ethnic discrimination, Russian military build-up among other issues.
09 Dec.'17 12:39
Ukrainian National Police Detains Saakashvili
Ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili went on a hunger strike, might face house arrest.
08 Dec.'17 18:08
Georgia in OSCE Ministerial Council Statements
Several foreign ministers spoke on Georgia in their addresses at the 24th OSCE Ministerial Council.
08 Dec.'17 16:04
FM Janelidze Addresses OSCE Ministerial Council
Mikheil Janelidze lists violations in the occupied territories, calls for Europe without spheres of influence.
08 Dec.'17 10:34
Georgia ‘Closely Monitoring’ Jerusalem Developments, Foreign Ministry Says
The statement follows the request of a ruling party lawmaker to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
07 Dec.'17 23:44
Parliament Endorses PM’s Structural Reform Plan
The Government-proposed amendments bill envisages the merger and reorganization of several ministries.
07 Dec.'17 17:48
CSOs Concerned over Ukraine’s Decision to Deny Entry to Georgian Journalists
Journalists from Rustavi 2, TV Pirveli and the Public Broadcaster were refused entry into Ukraine.
07 Dec.'17 16:06
Prime Minister Rebukes MP on Jerusalem Appeal
Kvirikashvili rejects MP’s appeal suggesting Georgia should follow President Trump’s Jerusalem decision.
07 Dec.'17 14:09
Georgian Parliament Delegation Visits Sweden
Parliamentary Chairman Irakli Kobakhidze met King Carl XVI Gustaf, Riksdag Speaker and Foreign Minister.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2017, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
109