Political secretary of Georgian "National Party" has left it
Because of the hype that has arisen recently around the Party of Christian Democrats, the ranks of Georgian "National Party" has left its political secretary Alexander Shalamberidze. According to the "GHN" referring to a special statement of Shalamberidze, he has left the party ranks in order to avoid the appearance of split in the oppositional "Eight."
"Because of the hype that was raised around the article published in the "Versiya", there may happen a split in the unity of the "Eight". I believe that I must take full responsibility for the incident. It's my fault" - said Shalamberidze. However, he added, that he remains a supporter of the "Eight", "... but I do not want this incident has caused to put the unity of the "Eight" in threat" - concluded the oppositionist.
Earlier today, Georgian Christian Democrats have denied the information about withdrawal of their party from the oppositional "Eight". As the representative of the "Eight" Zviad Dzidziguri said, the incident, which occurred between the CDs and the "National Forum" has been exhausted.
"The "Eight" has already discussed this topic. Aleko Shalamberidze explained, what his statement adressed to the CD meant. The incident has been exhausted. CD remains in the "Eight", and I want to say that they are not going to go away" he said, adding that "yesterday's statement by Levan Vepkhvadze was wrong exaggerated".
Recall, that the rumors about the output of CD from the "Eight" appeared after an interview of Shalamberidze to "Versiya", where he said that CD is opposed to the beginning of civic engagement of the "Eight".