The leaders of the opposition European Georgia party, Davit Bakradze and Gigi Ugulava, have left the party.
Politician Davit Bakradze publicly explained the reasons for resigning from the presidency of European Georgia and leaving the party on April 10.
Bakradze wrote on social media that the result shown by European Georgia in the 2020 parliamentary elections was far from desirable, which is a clear sign that the party needs fundamental innovations and reforms, including a complete renewal of the leadership team.
“The congress of European Georgia will be held today, at which the new leadership of the party will be elected,” he noted.
Another leader of the party, Gigi Ugulava, stated: “Today I will not be at the congress of European Georgia – I have left the party.”
Ugulava also noted that the party needs to be renewed.
“Despite the total falsification of the 2020 elections, these elections were unsuccessful for the party. At such times it makes perfect sense for the ruling leaders to no longer run for elections and give others the opportunity to develop the party. A similar decision was made by party chairman Davit Bakradze. Unfortunately, our opinion to resign as leaders but to stay as ordinary members of the political board was not shared by the Chairman of the political board, Giga Bokeria,” he noted.
European Georgia was founded in Tbilisi in January 2017, primarily by prominent former members of the United National Movement.
By Ana Dumbadze