He answered a journalist’s question about how he would assess the post of Girchi – More Freedom leader Zurab Girchi Japaridze on Facebook, where he notes that the National Movement is the only party that does not want political unity.
“Unification and cooperation are different from each other. At this stage, cooperation is a relationship of a higher quality than becoming one entity. I think that the National Movement will have no problems with any real opposition political party, however, at this time, talking about turning into one party and running under one number in the elections, where the deadline is still not determined, when they are to be carried out, serves no purpose and is devoid of rationality. The “National Movement” was not only a supporter, but also promoted cooperation between the parties, moreover, it stood and will stand in the forefront.
I welcome the unification of the three political parties. I sincerely welcome if they form as one entity. The transformation of three political parties into one will strengthen each of them. This decision of theirs would be welcome. To say that the National Movement and these three parties should become one political entity, I see the danger that this will not only not serve to defeat the Ivanishvili regime, but may also delay the process, which most citizens have been waiting for 10 years,” notes Melia .
For information, Zurab Japaridze speaks on the social network about the importance of the unity of the opposition. As he noted, achieving unity on the opposition flank is now the number one task, because he sees no other way to defeat Ivanishvili and dismantle this system.
“Trust in the Georgian political spectrum has never existed. Despite this, it is necessary to take steps towards unity, if, of course, we sincerely want to save the European future of this country, and are not driven by personal or partisan goals. If last year, before the local elections, the United National Movement managed to create a pre-election unity with Lelo, when Lelo is one of the signatories of the April 19 agreement (that is, the problem of trust was then overcome), why has it become an insurmountable problem now , it is not clear,” wrote Dzhaparidze.