Falling out of proportional election bill does not mean the end of the country – with such words the Speaker of the Parliament Archil Talakvadze appeals to protesters.
According to him the election reform is still in progress, and with the maximal fulfilment of OSCE recommendations, it will lead to even more transparent and fair election environment for the next year.
“The society and our citizens will definitely be able to make their choice in the 2020 elections. Our citizens and our country need a peaceful, stable environment for development. The state is and will be ready to handle any challenge. Of course, there will be no crisis in the country and elections will be held in a democratic and free environment within the timeframe set by the constitution. In light of all this, we urge politicians, our opponents to prepare for a constructive, normal political processes and for the 2020 parliamentary elections, when the Georgian people will decide who the future of the country will be”, - said Talakvadze.
As for lawmakers who left the Georgian Dream, the Head of the Parliament noted that individual meetings will be held with them, expressing hope that "they will support all major reforms."
Talakvadze also stated that the ruling party “will provide further explanations” for international partners on why the bill was rejected.