EU ambassador to Georgia hold consultations to find solutions after rejection of election bill

EU ambassador to Georgia hold consultations to find solutions after rejection of election bill

EU Ambassador to Georgia Carl Hartzell held a meeting with the head of the ruling Georgian Dream party Bidzina Ivanishvili and Parliament Speaker Archil Talakvadze to find solutions after the rejection of the election bill in parliament yesterday.

According to Hartzell, the EU expected tension to follow the rejection of the bill. 

"Before the voting took place I stated that the rejection of the bill would break trust among political parties, trust with wider segments of the population, and would increase the polarisation in the run-up to the 2020 elections. What we see now, after the rejection of the bill, confirms the threats,” Agenda.ge cited Hartzell as saying.

The diplomat said that now he is involved in consultations with the ruling party to find a solution to the current situation and the tension. Hartzell said that he will also meet with the opposition.

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