David Usupashvili. Photo: Alexander Imedashvili, Newsgeorgia

12 July 2016, 15:24

David Usupashvili calls on members of Republican Party to determine their political preferences

Members of the Republican Party have two days to decide whether they will support the Party at the parliamentary elections. This was announced by David Usupashvili, Speaker of the Georgian Parliament.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that today, David Usupashvili, Chairman of the Parliament, has stated that Paata Zakareishvili, Georgian Minister for Equality, and Tinatin Khilasheli, Georgian Minister of Defence, will resign in the coming days. According to David Usupashvili, the Ministers will leave the government because of joining in the pre-election campaign of the Republican Party.

David Usupashvili notes that for the "Georgian Dream" Party, "the multiparty coalition government appeared to be unacceptable", the "Rustavi-2" TV Channel reports.

Khatuna Samnidze, Chair of the Republican Party, has added that today, the electoral project "Usupashvili-The Republicans" "has officially launched the pre-election campaign." According to Khatuna Samnidze, "members of the Republican Party will go to the elections" on their own, outside any blocs and coalitions," the "Georgia-Online" reports.

In turn, Gigla Agulashvili, Georgian Minister of Environment, has claimed that he decided to quit the Republican Party after consultations with the Prime Minister.

Gigla Agulashvili has explained that he was "guided by the civil responsibility", the "Echo of the Caucasus" reports.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Galina Gotua; Source: CK correspondent

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