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Sakartvelo to get president for free?

2011-10-26 11:34

Sakartvelo to get president for free?. 23685.jpegDespite the storm raised by Bidzina Ivanishvili in Georgia's media space, he was an army leader without the army. The billionaire is holding talks with various opposition forces but the rsult is not clear. Though visits of foreign diplomats to his residence showed that Europe and the USA recognize him as a promising politician, there was little evidence that common Georgians will follow him. Now this evidence exists: Asaval Dasavali journalists are ready to sacrifice their citizenship for the sake of the oligarch.


Repressions against Bidzina Ivanishvili launched by Georgian authorities are no more part of the conflict inside the Georgian establishment. At first political potential of the billionaire in seclusion was acknowledged by employees of foreign embassies after their "hadj" to Ivanishvili's residence last week. John Bass, US ambassador to Georgia, tried to convince viewers live on Public TV that Washington has no preferential figures inside Sakartvelo's political elite. Yet, he sounded awkward.

"We support specific results, not a specific party or a person, - the diplomat stated. - This is what I have repeated many times: our support for Georgia's democratic institutions is based on support we give to people of this country. We want to reinforce democratic institutions in Georgia. We try to help citizens of this country to hold future parliamentary election in peace and with results acceptable to voters. I was a guest to many homes of Georgian citizens, and Mr. Ivanishvili is one of them. We will continue meetings with people when and where it will be appropriate".

In addition to benevolence of foreign states there is support of Georgian citizens. This is not only support, but decisiveness to make a sacrifice for the sake of Ivanishvili. Georgi Mamatsashvili and Beka Sivsivadze working for Asaval Dasavali newspaper announced they would reject their Georgian citizenship unless this status is returned to the billionaire. They call Saakashvili's regime dictatorship whose lawlessness is evidenced by illegal revocation of Georgian citizenship from Bidzina Ivanishvili, a businessman and patron of arts. Journalists call on all unindifferent citizens of the country to follow their example in order "to demonstrate to the whole world that Georgia will not tolerate dictatorship".

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