She noted that those who call on opposition parties to leave parliament should explain why they should make this decision, because the majority of voters believe that their elected deputy should work in parliament.
According to Samadashvili, the withdrawal of the opposition from parliament will lead to a significant deterioration in relations with Western partners.
“The opinion that the opposition sits in parliament together with the Georgian Dream is erroneous. The opposition represents its constituents in parliament. Voters, the absolute majority of whom believe that the deputy elected by them should work in parliament. I advise everyone to read public opinion polls and make sure that only 3 percent of those polled consider it expedient for the opposition to leave parliament. 97 percent consider the activities of the Parliament important. Therefore, when someone calls on the opposition to withdraw from parliament, he must explain why she should do this, because her voters do not demand this. In the current political situation in which we find ourselves, it is not clear what result we will get from leaving the parliament. In the future, of course, we will see how the processes will develop and what appropriate steps should be taken by political parties, but all those who call for parties to leave parliament should clarify what the consequences will be. I can tell you, in my opinion, that this will lead to a significant deterioration in relations between the opposition and Western partners,” Salome Samadashvili said.