"Recent statements by individual representatives of the opposition are empty talk. There are a lot of problems in the country and people are tired of mutual settlement. - Chairman of the parliamentary political group "European Socialists" Fridon Injia spoke about this in the "Free Space" program on Adjara TV.
The chairman of the parliamentary political group "European Socialists" Fridon Injia participated in the online conference jointly organized by the European Parliament and the Parliament of Georgia - "Rights and Duties of the Opposition in the Parliament".
"This is a very important conference that deals with the rights and duties of the opposition in the parliament. As for our work in the parliament, we are the first opposition party that made a decision to enter the parliament and participate in its work," said Fridon Injia.
The chairman of the political group believes that the transition to the boycott mode on the part of some opposition parties is not the right decision and it hurts both the party itself and the country.
"Regarding the issue of how parliamentary rights are protected in legislative activities, first of all, I would like to tell you that Charles Michel's memorandum was a great achievement, which spelled out the obligations of both the majority and the minority, and I must tell you that the first law, which It was adopted by the Parliament of Georgia, it was an exemplary code, where, in my opinion, the rights of the minority are protected as much as possible. Similar revolutionary electoral legislation has been adopted so far, and I think that the majority deserves a lot of credit for this, and I also want to express my gratitude to the Venice Commission, which provided us with a lot of help," said Fridon Injia.
Regarding the issue of how the rights of the opposition are protected in the parliament, Fridon Injia believes that it is significant that the leading positions of the parliamentary committees were held by the representatives of the opposition, which is also mentioned in Charles Michel's memorandum.
At the same time, according to Fridon Injia, in order for the work of the opposition to be even more effective, it should also be represented in the executive power.
"For the work of the opposition to be more effective, it should be represented in the executive power, both in ministries and municipalities. Of course, in this case, the opposition will not be in the majority, but until it becomes the majority, its rights and opportunities will be taken into account more and it will show more what the government needs, what the parliament needs. For this, certain quotas should be established for the opposition parties," said Fridon Injia.