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«Election» Operation under a Threat of Frustration2009-11-26 22:53
The municipal election on which the moderate opposition staked is under a threat of frustration. The «Alliance for Georgia» that initially favoured a conversation with the authorities and intended to make a "velvet revolution" in 2013 by reforming the legislative system can refuse to participate in the election. Georgia is risking to find itself in another vortex of protest actions.
The «Alliance for Georgia» has not been able to reach a compromise with the authorities and has gone into the offensive. Today it was reported that this political association can refuse to participate in the municipal election.
As David Usupashvili, one of the leaders of the alliance, told the journalists, they will refuse to participate if the items of the election code with which the alliance representatives do not agree will be legalized, informs GHN. «Just the disagreement on the reduction of the election threshold will not be a reason to refuse to participate in the election. But if all the issues on which we do not agree are legalized, we will possibly make a decision to refuse», he explained.
Probably, this will be discussed at the meeting of the alliance representatives and some foreign ambassadors. The coming municipal elections and the reformation of the election code are the main hopes of the opposition that did not conceal its hopes that after 2013 it will come to power.
Exactly for this reason the moderate wing of the opposition started negotiations with the authorities accepting the proposal of the governing majority not to agitate citizens by protest actions, not to frighten investors by political instability, but to participate together in democratic reforms and to fight for the president's armchair at the election of 2013.
Though the authorities, having realized its victory in the last round of confrontation with its opponents (the protest actions came to naught) decided not to share even municipal power with the opposition. As is known, leadership mania is one of the vices that is the last to be avoided.
The «Alliance for Georgia» did not manage to agree with the authorities on the "percent threshold" (to announce the winner) of the election. The opposition demands a 50% threshold. The authorities are insisting on a 30% one.