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In Georgia, the opposition has announced a boycott of parliament following the adoption of the law on 'foreign agents'

14 May, 2024
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In Georgia, the opposition has announced a boycott of parliament following the adoption of the law on 'foreign agents'

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The largest opposition party in Georgia, the 'United National Movement,' announced a boycott of parliament following the adoption of the controversial 'foreign agents' law earlier on Tuesday.

This was reported by SOVA.

Levan Bezhashvili, a member of the 'United National Movement,' stated at an emergency briefing that after the adoption of the 'Russian' law, the party sees no point in participating in parliamentary work.

"In conditions where a Russian regime has been established in the country, normal parliamentary work is unthinkable," he said.

Bezhashvili added that the parliamentary majority was practically "an extension of the police in the Georgian parliament chamber," where no opposition deputy was allowed to deliver a speech normally.

"Therefore, we, the faction of the 'United National Movement' and the majority of the opposition, do not intend to continue our normal activities under this regime; we are moving into a boycott mode," the politician said.

The boycott was also joined by the opposition parties 'Strategy Agmashenebeli' and 'Lelo for Georgia,' as well as independent deputies Tamar Kordzaia, Salome Samadashvili, and Tariel Nakaidze.

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