Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Gerry Connolly, Co-Chairs of the House Georgia Caucasus, released the following joint statement on the latest political developments in Georgia, calling on all parties to take a step back, reassess their priorities, and work together to strengthen Georgia’s democracy.
“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 party’s 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.
Chairman of the Georgian Dream party, Irakli Kobakhidze, on July 28 made an announcement, stating the agreement of 19 April mediated by the President of the European Council Charles Michel was being annulled.
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