Saakashvili is against plebiscite – what does the opposition think?
The third president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, said in his address yesterday that the plebiscite model could not be agreed upon. He believes that it is in Bidzina Ivanishvili’s interest to resolve the issue of early elections through a plebiscite.
“He wants to hold a plebiscite with the local elections (the first is a few months later, where he will spend a lot of money and buy a lot). Even if he loses this plebiscite, then he will have a few more months (and he will definitely lose this plebiscite) to bribe, intimidate, catch and, most importantly, expel hundreds of thousands more people from the country, active voters. And in the meantime the country is losing another year, friends, and we have not a single day to lose really. “– Saakashvili said.
It soon became clear that the opposition in Tbilisi did not agree with this opinion.
Salome Samadashvili, a member of the United National Movement, responded to Saakashvili’s statement via a Facebook post. He said now is not the time to block any decision regarding early elections. According to This “will be of no use”.
„მიშაც Is mistaken sometime, On the plebiscite Such By blow Wrong“, – This is how Davit Berdzenishvili, a member of the Republican Party, responded to Saakashvili.
European Georgia leader Giga Bokeria responded to Saakashvili’s statement as follows: “Now the main thing is for Ivanishvili to decide on Saakashvili’s curse that he agrees to a plebiscite. Release political prisoners, accept these changes, then accept defeat first in the plebiscite and then in the election. “Let Saakashvili do all this and I will be happy.”
Who did you call, who did the government, the parliament, the president write to request the COVID vaccine?
What has the Government of Georgia, the Parliament of Georgia, the President of Georgia and two specific agencies, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs done to ensure that the COVID19 vaccine is delivered to Georgia in a timely manner? – Ana Natsvlishvili, a member of the political council of the political union “Try for Georgia” sent a question on February 9 to the administration of the Government of Georgia, the Parliament, the President, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The first answer came from Parliament. As Ana Natsvlishvili told RFE / RL, the letter states that the parliament, which is supposed to oversee the introduction of the vaccine in various directions, has delegated this function to only one specific committee, the Health and Social Affairs Committee, and has been removed from the process as the Foreign Affairs Committee. According to Ana Natsvlishvili, the Human Rights Committee says that the Parliament perceives its main oversight function in a very narrow context.
The government administration referred a member of the Lelo party to the Ministry of Health. Finally, which agency responded to the opposition politician’s questions about the vaccine? Read more in Nino Tarkhnishvili’s article.
“Dangerous Moment” for Euro-Atlantic Aspirations – George Kent Assessments and Discussion on Georgia
Public discussions continue in the US capital about the developments in Georgia. The online meeting organized by the Atlantic Council was representative. Second Deputy Secretary of State George Kent, representatives of the Georgian government and opposition, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Lithuanian Seimas, and analysts from both Georgia and Washington took part in the pagan discussion on the political crisis in Georgia.
The Second Deputy Secretary of State believes that it has become clear to Georgia’s friends in both the United States and the European Union that recent developments have been a “dangerous moment” for Georgia ‘s Euro – Atlantic aspirations.
Giorgi Khelashvili, Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Georgian Parliament, who took part in the discussion, said that the political crisis was “almost artificially” created by the opposition.
Read more The main points of the discussion organized by the “Atlantic Council” are “Voice of America” journalist Kartlos Sharashenidze articleIn.
Vakhtang Gomelauri will be heard in the Parliament today in the format of “Minister’s Hour”
Today, on March 5, Minister of Internal Affairs Vakhtang Gomelauri is expected at the plenary sitting of the Parliament in the format of “Minister’s Hour”.
Gomelauri will talk about the activities of the Ministry. According to the regulations, the meeting will continue in question-answer mode within the framework of “Minister Hour”. There will also be retaliatory speeches by MPs.
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Nicole Fashinyan and Edmon Marukyan fail to reach agreement on early elections
Negotiations between the Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, and the leader of the parliamentary opposition party “Shining Armenia,” Edmon Marukyan, recently ended in Yerevan, where the issue of holding early parliamentary elections was discussed. After the meeting, Manoogian told reporters that he and Nicole Fashinyan had failed to reach an agreement.
According to RFE / RL’s Armenian Service, Marukyan linked the holding of early parliamentary elections to the appointment of the Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces. Prime Minister Nicole Fashinian believes that there is no need to link these two issues.
Disconnected from the world – what is life like in a mental health center?
The Monitoring Group of the National Preventive Mechanism of the Public Defender of Georgia examined the situation in the Tbilisi Mental Health Center and concluded that the patients there are not protected from violence, inhuman or degrading treatment. The monitoring was carried out on September 15-16, 2020, against the background of the coronavirus epidemic.
The monitoring team itself witnessed cases where staff shouted, rudely addressed and responded to patients.
Patients say they are beaten and verbally abused. Powdered medicines are forcibly inserted into the mouth, using force when making a needle – there are cases when male patients participate in the process of forcing injections for female patients.
Read more in Eka Kevanishvili’s article.
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who turned 90 on March 2, led the collapse of the Soviet bloc and the end of the Cold War.