TBILISI, DFWatch – When the opposition bloc Unity for Justice had their thirty minutes in parliament Thursday, the rest of the deputies had left.

The only one there was parliament speaker Davit Bakradze. Not only the ruling National Movement were missing, but also other minority representatives.

A faction is allowed thirty minutes’ time once for the summer and fall season according to parliament’s regulations. Giorgi Tsagareishvili, Dimitry Lortkipanidze and Jondi Baghaturia shared their bloc’s slot to criticize a number of the government’s policies.

Besides speaker Bakradze, the only other representatives listening to them were Petre Mamradze and Tamaz Diasamidze, also part of Unity for Justice. The majority and minority explained their non-attendence with the fact that they needed to rest.

Jondi Baghaturia called it ‘shameful’ and ‘a protest against their own people.’ He thanked David Bakradze for staying and listening to the end.