Giorgi Gakharia: I would like to congratulate every member of Parliament on this result – everyone who voted for these constitutional amendments, who was able to put the interests of the country above his or her personal, selfish interests Print Version

2020-06-29

I would like to congratulate every member of Parliament on this result - everyone who voted for these constitutional amendments, who was able to put the country above his or her personal, selfish interests, Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Gakharia told journalists after an event dedicated to the International Day of the Seafarer in Batumi.

The head of the government stressed the political significance of the constitutional amendments. Giorgi Gakharia noted that the Georgian Dream, the ruling team was able to achieve full mobilization, despite the difficulties involved, and did what it had to do, first and foremost, for the citizens and the further democratization of this country, the irreversibility of Georgia's Euro-Atlantic aspirations.

"Now, regarding the political significance: To me, personally, these constitutional amendments, which bring us closer to a more proportional and, ultimately, a proportional electoral system, imply several significant achievements. First - this is an irreversible process that the political elite of independent Georgia has dreamed of since the 1990s. No one was able to do this, and the Georgian Dream achieved this, despite the difficulties involved - the government team was able to achieve full mobilization and to do what it had to do, first and foremost, for our citizens and the further democratization of this country, the irreversibility of Georgia's Euro-Atlantic aspirations. What is most important here is that Georgia's further democratization and Euro-Atlantic integration is irreversible, and this is what we have voted for. As regards those who did not vote for these legislative amendments due to certain selfish, narrow political interests and are justifying this by citing absolutely vague, moreover, criminal cases - this justification simply will not work with regard to our citizens. Once again, I would like to congratulate each and every person who voted for these constitutional amendments, regardless of which political force they represent, and to thank them," the prime minister noted.

Press Service of the Government Administration