We have a proposal to the opposition - if the opposition wins the local self-government elections, we will hold new elections in 2022; If the government wins the local elections, then the issue of holding new elections will automatically lose its legitimacy," Girchi member Iago Khvichia told reporters after a meeting between Girchi and the Citizens' Political Union.
According to Khvichia, there is a consensus in the opposition on three of the four negotiating issues, the fourth issue is snap elections. He said that no one in the opposition is against it, but the above is the red line for the government.
"The government thinks that if it agrees to this, the Georgian people will think that the government has lost and they do not want that, but we have a proposal to the opposition - to turn the local self-government elections, which should be held in May, into a kind of plebiscite, the results of which should be linked to new elections. If the opposition wins the local self-government elections, then we will hold new elections in 2022; If the government wins the local elections, then the issue of holding new elections will automatically lose its legitimacy.
We want to offer this constructive proposal to all opposition parties, to talk and listen to their arguments and to convince them of the correctness of our own opinion," Iago Khvichia said.
According to him, the process will show whether the members of European Georgia and National Movement will accept this proposal or not.
"I do not see the National Movement as a unity of crazy. I think there are rational people there. I am waiting from a response from my colleagues”, said Khvichia.