Third round of negotiations between Government and opposition kicks off at the residence of the US Ambassador. The parties are meeting with the facilitator ambassadors over the October 31 parliamentary elections.
As it known, opposition demands early elections, the election administration reform, holding a plebiscite on new parliamentary elections in 2021, and release of the so-called political prisoners.
According to the European Georgia party leader Davit Bakradze, the opposition wants an agreement with the government to ease the political crisis in the country, but the ball is in the ruling party’s court.
Aleko Elisashvili, the leader of the Citizens party, hopes the agreement will be reached but believes “the Georgian Dream must give up important things, otherwise negotiations would not make sense at all”.
Giorgi Vashadze, the leader of the Strategy Aghmashenebeli, thinks that it is too early to talk about any compromise.
Shalva Natelashvili, the leader of the Labor Party, said that the Parliament will not be the highest legislative body, which should determine the domestic and foreign policy of the country, without re-elections.