European Georgia had no right to put banners and we responded to it relevantly, - Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze told reporters in response to the allegations of European Georgia, according to which, Shalva Shavgulidze's election banners were removed from four streets of Tbilisi.
"Of course, we will respond to lawlessness. They had no right to put banners and we responded to it relevantly. The municipal inspection and relevant services made the decision. Lawlessness should not be allowed in the city," Kaladze said.
One of the leaders of the bloc European Georgia - Free Democrats, Aleksandre Baramidze, said at the briefing earlier today that the government was irritated by the fact that Shavgulidze received significant support in the first round and they were afraid that their candidate may lose the elections. According to him, representatives of Tbilisi City Hall removed Shalva Shavgulidze's banners from Melikishvili, Chonkadze, Barnovi and Asatiani streets, which is the violation of the election code.
He called the mentioned action of Tbilisi City Hall an arbitrary decision and added that no banners of other candidates had been removed during the first round of elections.