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Archive by 2009-04-08
Chief lawyer of the ruling party joined Burjanadze 2009-04-08 19:19 Kakha Kakhishvili,the head of the legal service of the ruling party of Georgia (the United National Movement) left his position and joined Nino Burjanadze’s party.
Saakashvili doesn’t intend to leave Tbilisi on April 9th 2009-04-08 19:18 "On April 9th the President has a usual working day, no trip anywhere is planned", the source informed. Previously the Georgian opposition claimed that Saakashvili intends to leave for his Bobokvati residence, and threatened with holding protest actions in the place he will stay.
Photos compromising Saakashvili hanging on the buildings in the centre of Tbilisi 2009-04-08 19:17 Georgian opposition youth organizations activists glued photos compromising President Mikheil Saakashvili on the walls in central Tbilisi.
EU special envoy arrived in Georgia 2009-04-08 16:36 Peter Semneby, the EU special envoy in Caucasus, arrived in Tbilisi today. His visit is connected with the April 9th mass protest action.
Picket against Saakashvili is being held in the centre of Tbilisi 2009-04-08 15:57 The opposition movement Ratom? (Why?) is staging a picket in the Freedom square of Tbilisi.
Georgian opposition reported the diplomats their plan for April 9th 2009-04-08 14:36 After the meeting with the diplomats, Levan Gachechiladze, the United Opposition leader, on behalf of the action’s organizers repeated that the dialog between the authorities and the opposition can be held on one issue only: the resignation of Mikheil Saakashvili. "We repeatedly claimed that the dialog is possible in the live air only and in the one case: if Saakashvili considers the demand of the
New political union established in Georgia 2009-04-08 13:51 A new political union, initiated by Temur Shashiashvili, the ex-governor of Imereti region (Eduard Shevarnadze’s administration), was established in Georgia. The party was introduced yesterday evening in Tbilisi Marriott hotel.
Opposition has no plans to occupy state buildings on April 9th 2009-04-08 12:39 The April 9th action organizers and participants “have no plans of breaking in the building of the Parliament and other state organizations".
Tulips – No To Violence action to be held today in Tbilisi 2009-04-08 11:44 Tulips – No To Violence, a peaceful action, will be held today near the Interior Ministry of Georgia building in Tbilisi.
Alliance for Georgia published final results of the plebiscite 2009-04-08 10:49 In the New Rights’ office the Alliance for Georgia leaders published the results of the plebiscite.
Saakashvili’s presidency may lead to Georgia’s international isolation 2009-04-08 09:53 The new U.S. administration approaches the government of Mikheil Saakashvili in a far more objective way than Bush’s administration, and doesn’t support the President of Georgia blindly, stated Giya Maisashvili, the Party of the Future leader, in the course of the meeting with the representative of the diplomatic corps accredited in Georgia.
April scenario with a change of clothes
There is an interesting show in store for Tbilisi, where authorities and opposition are prescribing each other unaccustomed roles. The organizers of the rallies are afraid that men “planted” by the intelligence services could provoke violence on 9th April. While parliamentary deputies are uncovering the crafty plans of the demonstrators, who are allegedly intending to take to the streets in army uniform.
Abkhazia’s principles of dialogue with the West
Sukhum was the second to react to the NATO declaration adopted after the Jubilee summit. Abkhaz Ministry of Foreign Affairs came forward with an official statement.
A biased amnesty
A further amnesty is being planned in Georgia to mark Easter Sunday. According to provisional reports, the president is intending to pardon about 400 people. City residents are splashing out on electronic security systems and new security equipment. What can be expected from the protest actions coinciding with the amnesty? Politicians are making their own demands for the amnesty.
Post of Tbilisi mayor at stake
Two days before the start of opposition rallies the situation in Georgia becomes more like a political blockbuster. There is a hope that blockbuster features reported by local media will not be part of April confrontation scenario. For now the situation is this: radical opposition urges to unseat the president, the authorities propose a change – to be content with the position of Tbilisi mayor.
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