PM Garibashvili Responsible for Reducing Tensions, EU Commissioner Says

European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi said new Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili “has [an] important responsibility to reduce tensions [and] for all to engage in dialogue.”

“All sides need to show restraint [and] responsibility, in [the] best interest of Georgian people,” highlighted the European Commissioner, adding that “political stability [and] inclusive parliamentary process [is] key to fight COVID-19 [and] for reforms.”

Political crisis deepened over the past few days in Georgia as Nika Melia, the chair of the largest opposition United National Movement party, facing charges in June 20-21 of 2019 unrest casewas detained early on February 23 after police stormed UNM headquarters during a special operation. The special operation came few hours after the election of new PM Irakli Garibashvili, who vowed during his confirmation hearing to “establish order in the country and return a number of destructive forces to the constitutional order and framework.”

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