21 June 2019, 18:56
Georgian authorities announce resignation of Parliament Speaker Irakli Kobakhidze
Today, Kakha Kaladze, one of the leaders of the "Georgian Dream-Democratic Movement" ruling party, has announced that Irakli Kobakhidze, Speaker of the Georgian parliament, decided to resign. According to Kakha Kaladze, the Irakli Kobakhidze's decision is related to the principles of the party.
The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the protest rally in front of the parliament building in the capital of Georgia, which began yesterday, on June 20, has ended this morning with detentions of protesters. According to the Georgian Ministry for Public Health, 240 people were hospitalized.
On June 20, in Tbilisi, protesters demanded resignation of the heads of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) and the State Security Service (SSS). They tried to break through the police cordon and enter the yard of the parliament, after which a mass brawl broke out of protesters with policemen, who used tear gas and rubber bullets.
Today, at a briefing in the live broadcast of the "Rustavi-2" TV Company, Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze, one of the leaders of the "Georgian Dream-Democratic Movement" ruling party, has announced the resignation of Irakli Kobakhidze. According to Kakha Kaladze, the decision of the Speaker of the Georgian parliament is connected with the standards of the "Georgian Dream" ruling party, and not taken "under pressure from irresponsible, destructive forces," the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent translated the statement voiced by Kakha Kaladze.
This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on June 21, 2019 at 03:02 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.
Author: Inna Kukudzhanova; Source: CK correspondent