Saturday, 29 April 2017
Archive by 2009-03-05
Opposition opened offices on protest action organization in Tbilisi 2009-03-05 17:47 Alongside the continuing signature collection action, the opposition parties of Georgia established special offices on organization of the protest action to be held on April 9th .
Switzerland promises not to interfere in issuing Russian visas to Georgians 2009-03-05 17:09 The embassy of Switzerland in Tbilisi, representing interests of Russia in Georgia, has no intention to interfere in issuing Russian visas to Georgian citizens, said Lorenzo Amberg, the ambassador of Switzerland.
Opposition ran out of forms with the demand of Saakashvili’s resignation 2009-03-05 15:56 The United opposition of Georgia ran out of special forms with the demand of Saakashvili’s resignation, printed for the so-called “protest boxes”, said the Way of Georgia party spokesperson, Sofo Jajanashvili, to GHN.
Georgian authorities refused to fulfill demands of the opposition 2009-03-05 15:00 This demand was the ultimatum the Alliance for Georgia[opposition union of Georgian ex-Permanent Representative to the UN Irakli Alasania's supporters; comprises the Republican party and the New Rights party] presented to Mikheil Saakashvili.
Alliance for Georgia to announce their plans tomorrow 2009-03-05 13:14 Today the term of the ultimatum, delievered to Mikheil Saakashvili by the Alliance for Georgia on February 23rd , expires. The opposition union demanded to call a referendum on early presidential elections issue within 10 days.
25 thousand people “voted” for Saakashvili’s resignation in one day 2009-03-05 12:27 On March 4th, in the first day of the action on signature collecting 25 thousand papers fell in the boxes with inscription “Save Georgia together, let Saakashvili go”.
Georgian riot police started preparations for opposition actions 2009-03-05 11:24 Special mission units of the Interior Ministry and the Ministry of Justice of Georgia started preparations for opposition actions to be started on April 9th , The Vzglyad reports alluding to Georgia mass media.
Council on relations with Russia normalization proposed to be established in Georgia 2009-03-05 10:50 Erosi Kitsmarishvili, the ex-ambassador of Georgia to Russia proposes to establish a special council on Georgian-Russian relations normalization.
Freedom is priceless for South Ossetia
South Ossetia repelled Georgia's proposal on "appropriation of funds for reconstruction of Tskhinval" as stated by RSO Ambassador to Russia Dmitry Medoev on March 3.
The daring Natelashvili
In Georgia a new aspiring president has emerged. On 4th March the Labour party put forward its leader, Shalva Natelashvili, as its candidate.
Sukhum welcomes Heidi Tagliavini
Heidi Tagliavini, the head of the EU international commission investigating the Georgian-Ossetian conflict, arrived in Sukhum for a 3-day working visit. On March 3 she met with President of Abkhazia Sergey Bagapsh and Foreign Minister Sergey Shamba.
Another weapons scandal erupts in Tbilisi. What next?
Weapons scandals are rocking Georgia. Firstly, the President of South Ossetia, Eduard Kokoity, has accused Tbilisi of actively arming. And literally the following day, a former close ally of Saakashvili and now leader of the opposition party “Movement for a Just Georgia”, Zurab Nogaideli, accused the president of appropriating funds belonging to the defence ministry.
Saakashvili counts other people’s money
The crisis is not the best time for protest actions, Mikheil Saakashvili believes. Recently he expressed his discontent with opposition politicians who spend money on campaigning instead of saving the economy. March 5 is the expiration of the 10-day ultimatum presented to the Georgian president by Irakli Alasania’s supporters.
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