Khatia Dekanoidze, a member of the United National Movement party, on Thursday said the recently released NDI polls were the “reason for concern” for domestic opposition groups.
The survey released earlier today said 61 percent of Georgians were saying none of the parties represented their interests, which constituted an increase from 56 percent since summer 2022.
A breakdown by partisanship also showed that even a third of the current government supporters and half of opposition supporters said none of the parties represented their interests.
“This survey is very in-depth. It will be difficult for me to evaluate it in two words. It is really concerning for the opposition. We need to work much more with people. These are different segments, for example, prices are a very serious problem, education”, she said.
“Every fourth person in Tbilisi is thinking of going abroad. Trust, but not love, for the government means that people are fighting for self-preservation and that is why they are looking for all means to provide for their families. The most alarming thing for me is the country's growing dependence on the Russian economy and on the influx of Russian citizens [amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict]”, she noted.
Dekanoidze said earlier this week she would quit as the UNM chair in the parliament, following the election of Levan Khabeishvili as the party’s new chairperson on Monday.