18 September 2021,   21:20
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The result of Michel’s agreement is that some opposition forces failed to take the processes to the streets - Salome Zourabichvili

President of Georgia thanked the parties signing the Charles Michel document. As she said, the result of this agreement is that some opposition forces failed to take the processes to the streets.

“I listened to everyone yesterday and I would like to emphasize the responsible attitude of the parties that entered Parliament on the basis of this agreement, worked and still work today, creating a model for the depolarized Georgian political spectrum. I want to thank each and every one of them.

I also share their view that the document has fulfilled its original purpose: the political crisis is over, stability has been strengthened, a multi-party Parliament has been formed and the political process has shifted from the street to Parliament, we have adopted a new election code (I also hope that we’ll see an agreement on lowering the barrier, which is a must for the appearance of new parties). The result of this document is that some opposition forces failed to take to the streets, lost all resources of destabilization and, by not signing, marginalized themselves.

This is why I disagree with the ruling party’s assessment that polarization has not been reduced, an argument used for their leaving the document. The document reduces this polarization, weakens it and I am sure that this process will continue in spite of everything. This is the only way to strengthen the stability and independence chosen by the society of our country”, - said Salome Zourabichvili.

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