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Zourabishvili won’t add votes to Alliance for Georgia – opinion 2010-04-09 18:31 In the view of Soso Tsintsadze, the Georgian political scientist, the unification of Salome Zourabishvili’s party with the Alliance for Georgia won’t bring the union votes - GHN.
PM of Georgia met with Kazakh counterpart 2010-04-09 18:03 “We also discussed issue of construction of a grain storage in Poti,” Gilauri said and added the details would be agreed in September-October, in the course of the Kazakh PM’s visit to Georgia.
National Council named candidates 2010-04-09 18:01 The national Council finally named its candidates for Tbilisi Mayor and Sakrebulo [city assembly] chairman positions - Georgia Times correspondent.
Ilia II commemorated victims of April 9th 2010-04-09 17:57 Ilia II, the Catholicos Patriarch of Georgia, together with the Holy Synod members came to Rustaveli Avenue to commemorate the civilians killed on April 9th 1989 – Georgia Times correspondent.
Council of Europe experts work in South Ossetia 2010-04-09 16:08 Council of Europe experts Bruce Pegg and Nicolas Sebire are working in South Ossetia, informed David Sanakoyev, the Plenipotentiary for Human Rights at the president of South Ossetia – Res. The experts study investigation of the cases of missing people.
Zourabishvili joined the Alliance for Georgia 2010-04-09 15:48 Irakli Alasania, in his turn, highlighted the opposition union was reinforced. “Zourabishvili is the leader of the party bonded to the Alliance in many ways, including the idea to shift power only via elections,” he said.
National Council threatens the Georgian government to repeat events of Kyrgyzstan 2010-04-09 15:10 Zurab Noghaideli, the Movement for Just Georgia, again threatens the President and the Interior Minister.
Tsotne Gamsakhurdia sentenced to 9.5 years 2010-04-09 12:55 Tsotne was accused of attempted murder of his neighbour, illegal purchase, possession and carrying a weapon.
Parliament of Georgia expanded authorities of a number of ambassadors 2010-04-09 12:52 At the plenary sitting on Thursday the Parliament of Georgia expanded authorities of a number of ambassadors of Georgia to foreign countries – Georgia Times correspondent.
President of Georgia awarded 16 with a new Order of Shining 2010-04-09 11:38 Yesterday Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, awarded a number of scientists, public and religious figures with the Order of Shining, recently established upon his initiative –Georgia Times correspondent.
Saakashvili’s press speaker accused Russia of meddling in Kyrgyzstan’s affairs 2010-04-09 10:54 Manana Manjgaladze, the press speaker of President Mikheil Saakashvili, accused Russia of meddling in Kyrgyzstan’s domestic affairs – Georgia Times correspondent.
Case of Armenian genocide can be considered in the Hague Tribunal 2010-04-09 10:43 The Prosecutor mentioned that for provision of the legal basis for the issue, the subject of discussion must be the position of the Constitutional Court of Armenia on the trial in Rome. Danielyan, in his turn, mentioned the recognition of the Genocide is need for Turkey itself in the first line.
Interior Minister creates security threat
April 9 has traditionally been a hot day for the Georgian society since the time of rallies dispersed by Soviet troops in 1989. This year’s anniversary is taking place in a tense atmosphere that personally Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili has stirred up – strangely enough.
Deserters turning into refugees
Being a deserter in Russia means shame and insecurity, while in Georgia it means comfort and pleasure, especially if you desert a Russian military unit. Sergeant Sasha Glukhov was the first to go the whole way from deserters to refugees. He was followed by others, such as Dima Artemiev and Vitaliy Khripun, who were also attracted by free meals and the mother-like care of the Georgian officials. Khripun has just obtained an official status of a refugee.
Envying the Georgian reforms
According to Foreign Minister of Georgia Vano Merabishvili, Russia is watching the Georgian reforms with hidden admiration. He must have formed his opinion on the grounds of some of the Russian liberals’ show of affection. This decayed country tamed by the politicians from over the seas may become an object of envy only because of its sun, sea and, perhaps, its unique cuisine.
Politics as a national hobby
The time for local elections is drawing near with the pre-election campaign booming throughout Georgia. There is an impression that everyone is head over heels in politics now in this sunny country well-known for its hospitality. Following Inga Grigolia, a TV hostess, that plans to run in the elections and become head of Sakrebulo (in charge of the city council) there is Kakha Kaladze, a soccer player, willing to make his way in politics. Total politicization will do no good to the society. Given that the opposition is in disorder, there will be 36 parties running in Georgia’s local elections with the dominant party stating already that the opposition has no chances to win.
It seems part of the Georgian opposition got inspired by Kyrgyz Interior Minister punished to death by the citizens: at least Zurab Nogaideli, For Fair Georgia movement leader openly threatens Georgian Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili in case city elections on May 30 are falsified. “The time for joking is up in Georgia now”, - Nogaideli added. Can the Kyrgyz scenario be repeated in Georgia? This is what GeorgiaTimes correspondent discussed with representatives of the Georgian opposition.2010-04-09 00:21
Today, the Georgians are celebrating two important dates: they commemorate those who died during the break-up of the first anti-governmental meeting in 1989. Today, Tbilisi is also celebrating the Independence Restoration Day. Two years after the sad April 1989 events, first President of Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia announced the restoration of Georgia’s independence basing on the Act of Proclaiming Independence of the First Republic of Georgia on May 26, 1918. Meanwhile, the population of this sunny country is still demanding freedom, independence, peace and wealth as it did 21 years ago… And the opposition is still threatening with another revolution.
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