Majority MPs Accuse Opposition of Fighting against the Church

The plenary session is underway at the Parliament of Georgia. The lawmakers started mutual accusations and verbal confrontation after Dimitry Khundadze, the member of the parliamentary majority, addressed the sitting and accused opposition MPs of fighting against the Church.

The majority MP, the former Chairperson of the Parliament of Georgia Irakli Kobakhidze stated that the members of the opposition have unprecedentedly stormed and attacked the church and personally the Patriarch in recent weeks.

"We saw an unprecedented attack against the church and Patriarch by thousands of 'Nationalists' (supporters and members of the United National Movement Party) on Facebook. Of course, this storm will be unsuccessful. They tried to invade Parliament on June 20 and change the government, and it ended with failure. Now they are trying to invade the Patriarchate, and that will end with failure as well because there are people, authorities, and churches that will definitely oppose such political forces. We have seen here the reincarnation of the soul that we remember from the beginning of the last century, that is the reincarnation of the Bolshevik spirit,” he said.

The main cause of disagreement was also related to Bidzina Ivanishvili’s plans regarding the Tskaltubo resort.

The opposition lawmakers insist the members of the ruling Georgian Dream party intend to disrupt the session and discussion of the draft law on the electoral system.

By Ana Dumbadze 

12 November 2019 13:52