About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 10:55 - 1 May.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Opposition MP: Ruling Party ‘Hardliners’ Scuttle Talks
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 12 Feb.'08 / 17:56

Hardliners within the ruling party are trying to scuttle a possible compromise agreement between the opposition and the authorities, MP Davit Berdzenishvili of the opposition Republican Party said on February 12.

He said that the so-called ‘Liberty Institute wing’ within the ruling party, represented by MP Giga Bokeria, was pressing Parliamentary Speaker Nino Burjanadze to maintain a hard-line position in talks with the opposition.

“I think that Nino Burjanadze’s wing within the ruling party is being undermined by others, who have Saakashvili almost like a hostage,” MP Berdzenishvili said. “There is no unity among the ruling party. It seems that Liberty Institute wing within the ruling party, which is an influential group and whose influence has not diminished, deters talks.”

“It was not by accident that the Liberty Institute made a statement formally telling both the authorities and the opposition, but in fact one wing within the ruling party, to get their hands off the Georgian Public Broadcaster.”

MP Berdzenishvili was referring to a statement by the Liberty Institute, in which it accused the opposition and the authorities, in particular Parliament and the parliamentary speaker, Nino Burjanadze, of “crude violations” of the law on public broadcasting.

The ruling party has dismissed allegations that there are separate ‘wings’ within the party, saying the suggestion was "absurd."

Latest News
01 May.'18 10:55
We Have Moved to a New Platform
Direct Your Bookmarks to https://civil.ge.
29 Apr.'18 03:54
Ruling Party Candidate Wins MP By-Elections
Givi Chichinadze will represent Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency in the Parliament of Georgia.
28 Apr.'18 09:40
Polls Open for Vani and Khoni MP By-Elections
48,123 voters are eligible to cast their ballots in Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency.
27 Apr.'18 17:23
State Dept’s Europe Affairs Point Man to Visit Tbilisi
Wess Mitchell will meet senior government officials and address the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum.
27 Apr.'18 13:45
In Quotes: Georgian Politicians on Ex-PM Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Comeback
Bidzina Ivanishvili will be approved as the Georgian Dream party chairman at the upcoming convention.
26 Apr.'18 18:15
SG Jens Stoltenberg: Georgia NATO’s ‘Very Close’ Partner
The NATO Secretary General says Foreign Ministers meeting tomorrow will recognize the country’s progress.
26 Apr.'18 14:24
Ex-PM Ivanishvili to Chair Georgian Dream Party
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said Ivanishvili was ‘best equipped’ to add new dynamism to the party.
26 Apr.'18 11:12
Lawmaker Proposes Criminal Liability for ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’
The parliamentary human rights committee decided to set up a working group for scrutinizing the draft law.
25 Apr.'18 17:21
New Abkhaz Government Head Appointed
Gennady Gagulia has served as the Abkhaz “prime minister” twice - in 1995-1997, and 2002-2003.
25 Apr.'18 14:43
Watchdog Improves Georgia’s Press Freedom Ranking
None of the countries of the former Soviet Union (except the Baltics) are ranked ahead of Georgia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2019, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
42