April 24th local time, Georgian Speaker Tarakvadze announced his resignation as Speaker. Tarakvadze announced the decision after a meeting of the ruling georgian party, The Georgian Dream.
Tarakwadze said the same day, he has been on behalf of the ruling party in the parliament to perform their duties, the current composition of the parliament changes, the post of speaker should be held by a neutral person, so he made the decision to resign.
The political crisis in the country escalated after georgia’s parliamentary elections in 2020. After six months of negotiations, the ruling party, the Georgian Dream, reached a compromise with the opposition, allowing opposition representatives to enter parliament.
The Parliament is the highest representative body and legislative body of Georgia and is a unicameral body consisting of 150 members, of whom 120 are proportionally elected and 30 are elected by a single system for a four-year term. The current parliament was elected last October.