Levan Bezhashvili, an MP of the United National Movement opposition party, on Friday said the country’s president Salome Zourabishvili had to decide where to stand - with the country’s people or with the Government - after evaluation her speech in the parliament as “right and unbiased”.
“When it comes to the country's European prospects, Georgia's partners claim that the candidate status belongs to the Georgian people, not to the country's government, so the president must choose which side she will stand on”, Bezhashvili said.
In her annual address the president slammed the country’s authorities for its “unreasonable and undiplomatic” comments towards Ukraine, and spreading “conspiracy theories” in relation to the west that could harm the country’s European integration process.
She also announced her speech in the European Parliament on April 18 to facilitate the country’s European integration process.
After accusing the president of being “biased”, Mamuka Mdinaradze, the head of the ruling Georgian Dream party in the parliament, said with her comments the president had encouraged the “radical rhetoric” of the UNM.