It is no coincidence that it was our party, which vehemently put forward the issue of land ownership protection during the work of constitutional commission. It was Democratic Movement that requested the amendment of constitution and creation of extraordinary article which would prohibit the sale of Georgian land to foreigners. I am glad that today, the whole oppositional political spectrum and the great majority of society is united in active support of our initiative..
In his comment on Constitutional Discussion held in Tbilisi, Gigla Baramidze argued that “the ruling party seated in Presidium alongside Giga Bokeria calls on us to take the road of Ilia Chavchavadze, yet, they are doing just the opposite.”
“Today’s incident in Tbilisi State Philharmonic Hall, when the public forced our government into flighty is the responsibility of the ruling party, which throughout 9 days failed to listen to its people.”According to Akhvlediani, “’Georgian Dream’ did not listen to society, which wants to protect the Georgian land from foreign privatisation through constitution. They did not listen to people who demanded fair electoral system. They did not listen to people who believe that labour right should be respected and enforcement mechanisms should be included in amended constitution. The government told the people that their opinion did not matter, this is why they received a punch in their face from society.”