Free Democrats’ former member David Onofrishvili said that he is not going to involve in politics or take any position. He made this statement today at press conference.
“I want to reiterate that I do not want to become involved in politics and I am not going to take any political position. Unfortunately, the society preferred two partial parliament and the alternative political party as it is Free Democrats was not supported enough. We were politically active. I had 41 legislative initiatives, most of which were approved. We were very active both within and outside the country ", - said Onoprishvili.
The former leaders of Free Democrats call to the supporters to support Georgian Dream in the second round of elections. This statement was made by Zurab Abashidze, Davit Onoprishvili and Gia Tsagareishvili at press conference today.
“The second round of elections will hold in several days. There are only the candidates of two main political parties: Georgian Dream and National Movement. There is no alternative here. I call to my supporters to support Georgian Dream,”-Davit Onoprishvili said.
He also called to support one of the candidates of Free Democrats in Chiatura, Temur Gaprindashvili.
According to the member of United National Movement Giorgi Baramidze, there were discussions behind the scenes that National Movement, National Forum, Republicans and Free Democrats could unite and change the parliament majority. According to him, this issue was discussed by the members of majority and after Free Democrats left the coalition but one of the opponents was Republican Party.
“We had an opportunity to discuss this issue, Bidzina Ivanishvili to be removed from government and to change the situation in the parliament but we couldn’t reach an agreement. The republicans didn’t agreed it,”-Giorgi Baramidze said.
Free Democrats doesn’t plan to enter any coalition or alliance and it is going to get ready for the local elections independently, - this statement was made by the Acting Chairperson of Free Democrats Tamar Kekenadze. According to her, Free Democrats will not unite with any party or coalition even with pro western one.
“We firstly participated in the elections independently. Our goal is to win in the second round. There are some challenges. A full reorganization is underway. We are going to cooperate with all pro western political force but we don’t plane to unite with them at this time,”-she said.
Free Democrats begins reorganization of all district and city organizations. This statement was made by the press office representative.
According to reports, the decision was made by the head of Free Democrats. As it is known, the Leader of the party Irakli Alasania and some of the members, Davit Onoprishvili, Viktor Dolidze, Zurab Abashidze, Giorgi Tsagareishvili and Irakli Chikovani have left the party.
Several members of Free Democrats left the party today. Viktor Dolidze, Gia Tsagareishvili, Zurab Abashidze, Davit Onoprishvili and Irakli Chikovani made this statement today at a special press conference.
As Irakli Chikovani said, he is thankful to all supporters, including Zugdidians. According to him, new level should begin in Free Democrats. He said that he will serve to his country.
As you know, the leader of the party left Free Democrats two days ago. He left also from politics. Aleksi Petriashvili has made the same decision.
A full complement of Free Democrats will hold a special briefing today – the press office of the party said today. Presumably, it will be known today, what will be reorganized in the party and who made the decision to stay or leave. Briefing of the party is scheduled for 15:00.
The partial leader Irakli Alasania said on October 10 that he leaves party and politics temporarily. Also
it is reported that the other leaders of Free Democrats are going to leave the party.
Free Democrat’s leader Irakli Alasania leaves politics. This statement was made by him a few minutes ago. Irakli Alasania removes his candidacy from 41th majoritarian districts of Gori where he is on second place with 19,38% and can take part in second round.
“I am thankful to every citizen who supported me but I has decided to stop my campaign. We need a team to implement our plans and work in parliament. But we can’t do this unfortunately. I see no opportunity to actively influence on process in Georgia. I have decided to leave politics temporarily,”-Irakli Alasania said.
Free Democrats can reach the second place in Parliamentary elections. This statement was made by the Former Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili. According to him, National Movement may not be able to enter to Parliament by this scenario.
“I think that Free Democrats can reach the second place in Parliamentary elections. This is a good chance. National Movement may not be able to enter to Parliament by this scenario. If they continue marginalization this is possible,”-he said.
As Ivanishvili stated, Georgian Dream should form a coalition after the elections.
Free Democrats supported the so-called Peace Memorandum. According to the Leader of the party Irakli Alasania, the initiator was exactly Free Democrats to adopt the resolution.
“We support the so-called Peace Memorandum because we were the initiators. So it is normal that we support it but this is a responsibility of the government elections to be held in fair environment. All of us should express our will and the decision without delay. This is entirely dependent on the government's policy, and it is their responsibility, "- he said.