Minority walks out in protest after brawl in Georgian parliament
Members of parliamentary minority walked out in protest after a brawl which took place during the session today.
Members of the United National Movement and the Georgian Dream [ruling coalition] fought when discussing the draft budget of 2014. Representatives of the minority and the majority engaged after two MPs undertook the brawl which lasted for few minutes. The chair of parliament Mr. Davit Usupashvili took a break and suspended the parliamentary session.
The National Movement walked out in protest after the brawl. Few minutes later the minority members explained their position regarding the incident and the draft budget 2014 to media. They urged the chairperson for immediate response and sent their questions concerning the draft budget to the ministry of finance and the parliamentary majority.
Regardless of the brawl that took place in the parliament, the ministry of finance was able to present the draft budget 2014 to the MPs today. Mr. Khaduri said social care, healthcare and education remain main priorities for the 2014. The minister said GEL 1 billion and 650 million will be spent on pensions, while GEL 624 million will be spent on social assistance in 2014.
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Today the first National Hero of independent Georgia – Zhiuli Shartava would become 70 years old. Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili together with Defence Minister Irakli Alasania, other members of Georgian Government and MPs paid a tribute to the memory of Zhiuli Shartava at Saburtalo Pantheon.
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