The For Georgia opposition party which was founded by former PM Giorgi Gakharia says they will act in accordance with public interests and take steps to ensure the balanced political situation in the city assemblies where the ruling party failed to compose the majority following the October 2021 municipal race.
The ruling Georgian Dream party lost majority in six out of 64 municipalities in the elections – Batumi, Zugdidi, Martvili, Chkhorotsku, Tsalenjikha and Rustavi.
Berdia Sichinava from the For Georgia stated earlier today that where the party has decisive votes, in Rustavi and Martvili city assemblies, they will present candidates for the heads of city assemblies.
“In other city assemblies, where our votes are not decisive - in Zugdidi, Senaki, Chkhorotsku and Tsalenjikha municipalities, we will attend today's first session. However, the For Georgia party will not participate in the election procedures of the heads of the city assemblies and
their deputies,” Sichinava said.
Sichinava stated that in all the city assemblies, where the party has enough seats to nominate heads of city assemblies, the party will present them.
He said that the party will form factions in all the municipalities where it garnered enough seats for this.
Sichinava stated that earlier the party proposed talks with the Georgian Dream ruling party and the United National Movement opposition for leadership in new city assemblies.
However, none of the parties responded to the offer voiced by Gakharia after the elections.