MP Khatia Dekanoidze announced on TV “Pirveli” that she will leave the “United National Movement” and the parliamentary faction. Dekanoidze did not name a specific date when it will be officially signed, however, she spoke in detail about the reasons why she had decided to leave the party.
Dekanoidze formulated the reasons for leaving the party in several points:
“I have differences with the leadership in my party. The first thing that came out was that it was just a matter of boycott. Of course, I had very a different position on the boycott. What does boycott mean? – You can go on a boycott for one day, two days, three days, one session week, starting and ending the boycott all the time has taken on such a faded look that people don’t even see it anymore. I understand that this Parliament has a very bad image, and it is partly our fault, but we are fighting very hard there. If we entered Parliament, we should take this responsibility. There was a difference on the boycott, and when my opinions were not taken into account several times, of course, the question arose that our parallel ways of parliamentary activity are incompatible.
“The second issue was very serious, I did not agree with the candidacy of the chairman. I have no personal issue with anyone at all; on the contrary, I considered Levan a very good anti-corruption activist who was very good in the city council.
“Third was the topic of the political council elections, when the political council elections were conducted in a non-transparent manner, and I and many other people learned about it post facto. I had a conversation with my colleagues about it.
“The last issue was the April 9 rally. I do not agree with the form in which this rally was announced. I think the overall process may be affected.
“Because of all this, I decided to leave the UNM,” Dekanoidze said.