It seems that the UNM is reconsidering its stance on mutual majoritarian candidates. Hope it isn"t a preparation to break the agreement. Such a statement made today Giga Bokeria, one of the leaders of European Georgia.
“We should lower the risks in order to defeat Ivanishvili in the very first round. It"s not unclear about whom I"m talking about. We have seen a couple of statements from the members of the UNM or from its affiliated individuals that made the impression that there is a change of course - the discussions about the second round, that “if someone does not run then it doesn"t make more sense”... We hope that this is not a preparation for breaking the agreement - I do hope so because of our pragmatic as well as the state’s interests.
Ivanishvili’s regime should peacefully be removed. If the victory is not certain in the first round then the second round with the instability of Ivanishvili’s political regime raises the risks for the country. No one should risk the second round if you can make it clear in the first one. It would be absolute irresponsibility not to do so. Bigger influence comes with greater responsibility and these concerns to the UNM, with all due respect”, - said Giga Bokeria.