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Saakashvili vs. Opposition2012-06-26 14:43
The opposition coalition "Georgian Dream" has accused Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili of "political repression". Its representatives have reported that the head of Georgia wanted to withdraw all the opposition parties from participation in the election to Parliament in October, the Dni.ru reported.
Former Permanent Representative of Georgia to the UN, the leader of the coalition "Free Democrats" Irakli Alasania stated that the Chamber of Control "has turned into a political police force, the purpose of which was to remove the main competitors". The statement was made in response to the fine at a approximate amount of a million and half dollars imposed by the Chamber of Control of Georgia upon the opposition coalition "Georgian Dream" for alleged violations during the electoral campaign during renting offices.
"This fine - this is an act of political repression, a direct attempt to hold a non-competitive elections; they want to go so far as to disqualify our party", the VZGLIAD led his words.
In live air of the TV "Maestro" Irakli Alasania stated he expected "sufficient international pressure on the Georgian authorities in order to conduct competitive elections".
"The authorities are hysterical and they want us to take to the streets, and we want to start an irreversible process of change of power at the October elections, ending it on the presidential election in 2013", he said.
Recall, Tbilisi City Court has fined the billionaire and the opposition leader of the coalition "Georgian Dream" Bidzina Ivanishvili on 126, 2 million lari (about $ 77.5 million). This was reported by Ivanishvili's media lawyers.
The decision was taken on Monday, June 11. Thus, the court has concluded the hearing on the administrative case of the Control Chamber of Georgia against the billionaire, related to the distribution of the satellite antennas by the company Global Sonsulting Group.
June 7, Control Chamber of Georgia filed two lawsuits to the municipal court against the Bidzina Ivanishvili. He was accused of trying to bribe voters.