“After the failed ‘technical government’ project, it is apparent that the radical opposition is concentrating on the ‘technical parliament’, which is an attempt to delegitimize the elected legislature and a dangerous game against the constitutional order,” Parliament Speaker Shalva Papuashvili said at a Tuesday briefing.
Papuashvili says the parliament is actively working on the European Commission’s 12-point priorities. Parliamentary commissions have been set up, and amendments will be introduced within the specified timeframe regarding parliamentary supervision, election reform, gender equality, and proactive use of ECHR practices by the Georgian judiciary.
“Members of the ruling Georgian Dream (GD), Girchi, European Socialists, Citizens and For Georgia parties are working in a group against the United National Movement, Lelo and Strategy Aghmashenebeli, which reject this format despite the urge of the European Parliament delegation, which recently visited Georgia. It is planned that part of the opposition will resume street protests in September, aiming to deepen political polarization.
“International political actors and the civic sector must clearly assess the move to delegitimize the parliament so that European integration is not undermined and radical opposition is not boosted,” Shalva Papuashvili stated.