The Parliament of Georgia supported prolongation of the state of emergency until May 22, with 97 in favor, and ten against; 118 deputies attended the session.
The President's decree also got prolonged, providing for some restrictions during the state of emergency.
Before the vote, President Salome Zurabishvili submitted an order to the parliament to extend the state of emergency.
Opposition parties, European Georgia, and the National Movement attended the plenary session but did not support the continuation of the state of emergency. They demanded from the government to submit an anti-crisis plan and a report on activities so far.
The state of emergency in the country got declared on March 21, 2020, and initially, its validity period was April 21. Yesterday, the government appealed to the President to extend the state of emergency until May 22. The President of Georgia signed an extension of the term and issued a proper order.