Based on the new survey by the International Republican Institute (IRI), 60% of respondents do not support the Georgian opposition’s boycott of Parliament.
“Amid political deadlock between the opposition and ruling party, 60% of citizens either “definitely” (42%) or “somewhat” (18%) do not support the opposition’s boycott of Parliament. Though Georgians, by and large, want their elected representatives to resume governing, they are evenly split on the need for early parliamentary elections: 45% support the opposition demand for snap elections, while 45% do not,” the survey concluded.
“These findings send an important message to both the governing and opposition parties,” said IRI Regional Director for Eurasia Stephen Nix. “Georgians want a functioning parliament that reflects their needs.”
By Ana Dumbadze