Georgian opposition leaders have rejected politician Gigi Ugulava’s initiative to unite various opposition parties “under the United National Movement umbrella” in order to compete with the Georgian Dream.
Parliament Vice Speaker and Citizens opposition party member Levan Ioseliani said he did not take Ugulava’s idea seriously. Girchi opposition party MP Iago Khvichia said his party would not unite “under the UNM umbrella” as their ideas would “not be compatible”. Leader of European Georgia Giga Bokeria dismissed Ugulava’s initiative as “absurd”. Strategy Aghmashenebeli leader, MP Giorgi Vashadze pointed out that an attempt to unite the opposition around the UNM had failed in the past.