Monday, April 13, 2009

OPPOSITION: Opposition Sets Tents at President’s Residence (

Can find the contemporary unity of different oppostional parties a common programm in a tent camp before the parliament ... ? Or is it only a youth project like a adventure trip to break out from the normal daily life ? What is the aim of this political movement ? Is it a political spectacle ?

The opposition activists and their leaders installed several tents outside the presidential residence on Monday in an attempt to mount pressure on the authorities.

“We will put more tents in other places as well,” Levan Gachechiladze, one of the opposition leaders, said after personally installing one of the tents.

“This is a peacefully expression of the citizens’ will,” Irakli Alasania, leader of opposition Alliance for Georgia, who was also there, said.

Nino Burjanadze, the leader of Democratic Movement-United Georgia, said she hoped the President would “hear people’s demand from here.”

Meanwhile, Davit Bakradze, the parliamentary chairman, told reporters after meeting with a group of civil society representatives and political analysts, including those who are the authorities’ critics, that the authorities could consider possibility of a coalition government.

He, however, also said that the coalition government required “confidence between the political forces and a normal political dialogue.”

Mamuka Katsitadze of the New Rights Party, part of Alliance for Georgia, said that the opposition was not even considering such option.

And Eka Beselia of the Movement for United Georgia, a party founded by ex-defense minister, Irakli Okruashvili, told protesters outside the Parliament: “No posts, not taking seats in the government; the demand about resignation of Saakashvili has no alternative.”


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