Georgia – Another parliamentary fraction

In a previous post I cited report showing that there were six parliamentary groups in Georgia. Three were allies in the newly majoritarian Georgia Dream electoral coalition and three were allies in the now opposition United National Movement electoral coalition.

Now, is reporting that a seventh parliamentary group has formed. It comprises six deputies, which is the minimum number for a parliamentary fraction. The deputies were elected as part of the UNM coalition, but decided not to sit with the full UNM group or to join the two other fractions that were allies in the UNM electoral coalition. Instead, they have now formed a separate group called the Non-Partisan, Independent Majoritarians.

So, we seem to have real pluralist coalition parliamentary politics in Georgia. This is a real change from the previous parliament where the UNM was so strong that it could change the constitution itself.

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