Ruling party head: no early elections on agenda

The ruling party said earlier that they might have accepted the holding of repeat parliamentary elections. Photo: Georgian Dream press office., 06 Aug 2021 - 12:45, Tbilisi,Georgia

Head of the ruling Georgian Dream (GD) party Irakli Kobakhidze has stated that ‘no elections will take place until the one scheduled in 2024.’ 

According to the EU-mediated agreement which was signed by the ruling party and the majority of opposition parties back in April 2021, the ruling party accepted the holding of repeat parliamentary elections if it received less than 43 per cent of votes in the upcoming October 2 municipal elections. 

However, last month the ruling party withdrew from the agreement ‘due to the main opposition party’s refusal to join the agreement’ and said that the issue of holding repeat parliamentary elections will be dependent on the party’s goodwill.