All the factions in the 9th parliament of Georgia have already been registered. The parliamentary majority consists of 116 MPs, the leader of which is Archil Talakvadze. The “Georgian Dream” faction consists of 110 members, the chairman of which is Mamuka Mdinaradze and the secretary - Nino Tsilosani.
The parliament will also a have faction composed of a combination of the Georgian Dream party and the Industrials. The chairman of this faction will be Simon Nozadze (the only member of the Industrials who got into the parliament) and the secretary - Elguja Gotsiridze.
The United National Movement, with its 26 members, will be the parliamentary minority. THe UNM will have two factions, one of which will consist of 20 members and will be led by Nika Melia. The first faction of UNM will be called the “United National Movement” and the second faction - “United National Movement for the Development of Georgia”, which will be led by UNM member, Elene Khoshtaria.
The “Georgian Patriots” faction is neither in the majority nor in the minority. Its chairman is Giorgi Lomaia and secretary - Gela Mikadze.
Salome Zurabishvili isn’t a member of any faction and will be an independent MP. Zurabishvili has stated that she was surprised by the President’s pedantic tone in his speech, as she claims there are no problems with media freedom in Georgia.
Foreign Relations Secretary of United National Movement, Giga Bokeria, has stated that “Unfortunately, Ivanishvili’s majority doesn’t give us nor society the ground to have serious optimism. Poverty, criminal and corruption is rising in the country. There’s no economic growth and this is a serious crisis. In my opinion, this majority isn’t ready for the crisis. Our duty is to do everything in our hands to reduce the damage that Ivanishvili and his team have inflicted on our country. We will use all legitimate, constructive and democratic methods for that in parliament.”