Georgian Public Defender Nino Lomjaria said on November 17 that blocking the entrances of the Georgian Parliament is not legal, and laid responsibility for it on Georgian Dream lawmakers who voted against the constitutional amendment on transition to the proportional electoral system from 2020.
In her Facebook post Lomjaria noted that majoritarian system is to blame for creating political crisis in the country, adding that political history of independent Georgia serves as the proof of that claim.
The Public Defender also noted that if majoritarian MPs were concerned about the problems of self-governance, they should have implemented decentralization reforms. “They are in the Parliament to implement political reforms rather than to build roads, construct pipes or rehabilitate schools,” Nino Lomjaria writes.
Protesters, demanding snap elections with fully proportional system, have been blocking all entrances of the Georgian Parliament since yesterday evening. The leaders of European Georgia, United National Movement and New Georgia, as well as their supporters and civic activists erected tents, placed barricades and sandbags outside all entrances of the Parliament building.