Vakhtang Kmaladze has left the Republican Party. According to him, there is confrontation in the party how the future activities should continue.
“There is a confrontation and I think that the continuation of our work will be mistake. I don’t plan to say anything more. One what I can say is how the party should continue is future political activities. I will continue my professional life,”-Vakhtang Khmaladze said.
As you know, Davit Usupashvili, Tengiz Shergelashvili and Pridon Sakvarelidze have also left the party.
Constitutional majority is one of the main threats for Georgia – this statement was made by one of the members of Republican Party Tamar Kordzaia. She made a press conference today. According to her, the main mistakes of United National Movement have begun when they had constitutional majority.
“Potential threat is real and may it be repeated by Georgian Dream. Some of them think that constitutional majority will be great opportunity such reforms to implement and so on. All this thoughts are not right. The main basis of judicial state is balance. The political forces should balance themselves. This is a basis of democracy and civic state,-Tamar Kordzaia said.
I am sorry that Bidzina Ivanisvhili presented another project for 2016 elections in which the potential partner of Georgian Dream is Patriots Alliance and not Republicans Party or Free Democrats – this statement was made by the Chairman of Parliament Davit Usupashvili.
According to him, Bidzina Ivanishvili is involved in political campaign and the politicians and political parties criticize each other in this process.
“As Ivanishvili said, we, the members of Republican Party don’t respect Ilia Chavchavadze. I am sorry for this critic made such scales. This is not right,”-Davit Usupashvili said.
The Republican Party will appeal the decision by Tbilisi City Court on election number for two subjects by CEC. According to the depute Tamar Kordzaia, she hopes that the appeals court will Satisfy the complaint of Republicans.
“Court of First Instance increased the power of CEC and gave it Legislative activities of the authority. Everything in the law is correct but CEC gave itself the ability of arbitrariness,”- she said.
The election campaign of the Republican Party has started from today. The National Committee of the Republican Party of Georgia decided to take part in the election independently in 26 March, 2016. According to the statement of the partial members, the party has being actively participating in the planned state events (NATO-Georgia training, OSCE PA, Defense and Security cooperation with US, NATO Warsaw Summit and the main part of Visa Liberalization) and the Republicans has started the active election campaign from today.
The first number of the list and the Leader of the campaign will be the Parliament Speaker, Davit Usupashvili. The party's election campaign will be lead by Khatuna Samnidze. The first number in the election list of Adjara Supreme Council will be Davit Berdzenishvili.
The statement of Republican Party:
“The Republican Party calls on the government to carry out the timely and immediate actions against the persons who violated in Kortskheli. The country, which expects international recognition of democratic and systematic reforms and expects EU visa liberalization, calls all the current and future achievement into question.
Such cynical violence is challenge to the 2016 parliamentary elections planned in October. The Republican Party hopes that the government will investigate the incident and will impose a responsibility to the victims and not perpetrators. The appropriate action is necessary for the pre-election period to be democratic, concrete and free. This is important for stabilize and democratic development of Georgia, for the rights of citizens of Georgia and it depends on the image of our country."-it is said in statement.
25 members of Senaki local organization of the Republican Party had left the party. According to the Chairman of the party Khatuna Samnidze, Senaki local organization is too strong and includes about 150 members.
“About 25 members had left the local organization in these days. This is not the fact of organized leaving the part. The concrete result had not named yet. They had left the Republicans because of their views,”-Khatuna Samnidze said.
This is a natural process, Samnidze explained. According to the Chairman of Republican Party, a lot of people became member of Republicans too.
The decision made by us does not mean that the Republicans leave the coalition, the parliamentary majority, the government and local councils soon,”- This is said in the statement published by the Republicans Party. According to the party, the following factors will decide all the issues:
• We will leave the government positions only according our wishes or by the decision of Prime Minister. We are not going to do that in the framework of wishes of occupying states, local Stalinists, anti-NATO or video blackmailers.
• Our further actions will depend on the renewing plans announced by Georgian Dream.
• We will try no questions to leave about the stability of the country and about the visa-liberalization process or NATO summit.
According to the Republicans, the Republican Ministers will continue working according to the PM decisions and Parliament, but the fraction Republicans will be guided by the political priorities of the party, in addition to the majority of the pre-agreed format issues.
The Republican Party will take part in the parliamentary elections independently. The Chairman of the party, Khatuna Samnidze told to the journalists today. This decision was made by National Committee.
According to a decision, the Republican Party will be the member of the coalition Georgian Dream until the elections.
National Committee of Republican Party discussed the port of participation in 2016 parliamentary elections at March 26-27.
The representatives of Republican Party of Georgia will meet the Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili today. The position of Republican Party about the Prime Minister's statement will be known after the meeting.
According to Khatuna Samnidze, the meeting time with Giorgi Kvirikashili has been appointed. Samnidze does not concrete the time and the place of the meeting, but she specifies that the meeting will be held today.