Georgia's ruling party to discuss opposition’s offer on election constituencies
The ruling Georgian Dream party said that they will discuss the offer of opposition parties on dividing the country into 10 majoritarian constituencies for 2020 parliamentary elections instead of existing 73.
The decision came after the second, five-hour meeting between the ruling party and the opposition, mediated by diplomatic corps, yesterday to ease the current tension in the country sparked by the rejection of the election bill on November 14 regarding the early move to a fully proportional electoral system starting from 2020 instead of 2024.
The opposition, which took took to the streets the same day of the rejection, is now demanding mixed electoral system for the 2020 elections based on the German model, which distributes seats in parliament based on votes received in proportional elections.
However, the ruling party says that the model contradicts the current Georgian constitution, Agenda.ge reported.
Leader of the European Georgia opposition party Giga Bokeria said that the ruling party’s decision to discuss the offer regarding the decrease of election constituencies is "because of the pressure of the international community."