European Parliament members Andrius Kubilius, Michael Gahler and Viola von Cramon-Taubadel call on the opposition United National Movement (UNM) party to sign the EU-mediated agreement and enter the parliament of Georgia.
MEP Kubilius has tweeted:
My dear friends from UNM in Georgia! I would like to urge you to sign the agreement and join the Parliament! ????????needs strong & constructive parliamentary opposition to make control of the government effective. It is how democracy works in Europe! Hope to see the same in Georgia!
— Andrius Kubilius (@KubiliusA) May 11, 2021
MEP Gahler has also tweeted:
I encourage my UNM friends in Georgia to sign the agreement and join the Parliament. Any valid criticism towards government and ruling party resonates much better from inside the plenary than being shouted from outside.
— Michael Gahler (@gahler_michael) May 11, 2021
MEP von Kramon agrees:
????????I couldn’t agree more. Through the ????????#EU-brokered deal, Parliament of #Georgia became much more fair & now offers strong platform to the opposition. Enough with hardline political games that only harm Georgia. #UNM & all with mandates need to work & fight inside @Geoparliament https://t.co/VN4cSUHnqg
— Viola von Cramon (@ViolavonCramon) May 11, 2021
In mid-April, the Georgian ruling party and the part of opposition signed the EU-mediated agreement after the six-month political deadlock following the 2020 parliamentary elections.
Claiming the parliamentary elections have been rigged the opposition politicians refused to take up their mandates and held protest rallies. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge
Although some of the political parties have entered the parliament after signing the agreement UNM, European Georgia and Labour party still refuse to do so.