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Memento Saakashvili17.10.2012 | 16:06
Now, after the victory of the "Georgian Dream" in the parliamentary election, the regime of Mikheil Saakashvili, called fascist by the Georgian people, is gradually sinking into oblivion, "National Assembly of Georgia" believes. At the same time, the politicians advise people not to forget the "bloody president". At the meeting in Tbilisi, one of the representatives of the "National Assembly", paraphrasing the classic phrase "memento mori", said aloud the words "memento Saakashvili" and encouraged the people to remember their executioner.
It was the first meeting of the "National Assembly" after the parliamentary election. Its result was evaluated as a great victory over the regime of Saakashvili. "On October 1, most people have reaffirmed what "National Assembly" is repeating from its founding - the power is in the people", said one of the speakers.
After the defeat of the "United National Movement" in the election the process of dismantling the Saakashvili regime began. There are real prospects for significant changes, restoration of justice, democratization of the country and the wat out of a severe economic crisis.
Pre-election situation was extremely difficult, and, according to many experts, not democratic. Election was marked by massive fraud. "National Movement" until the last minute did everything to win. But the criminal policy of "National Movement" gave birth to the people struggling with the regime; and the authority of Bidzina Ivanishvili, the right strategy, commitment and solidarity of his supporters provided the country peaceful victory.
This is the result of many years of struggle, activists of the "National Assembly" believe. They stress that the day of May 26, 2011, which showed the entire civilized world that Georgia did not accept the neo-Bolshevism, has great importance. On the other hand, this day broke the spine of the dictatorial regime. Valeri Asatiani, member of the "National Assembly", believes that if on May 26 other opposition parties supported their action and more people gathered outside the Parliament, the ruling party would not have suppressed the people. "We must not forget that day. Do you remember the phrase memento mori? So, I say - memento Saakashvili", Valery Asatiani said.
Giorgi Mamatsashvili is one of those injured at the protest on May 26. During the dispersal of the protesters, the authorities used rubber bullets. But they shoot not from a distance, but fired point-blank, from half to two meters. "People have lost their lives or lost their eyes", says Giorgi Mamatsashvili. He agrees with Asatiani that Saakashvili should be remembered as a symbol of destruction of own nation. He recalled the closing of TV channels and author's programs during the reign of Saakashvili.
Kakhi Kahishvili, another member of the "National Assembly", added that the people of Georgia should be aware of all those responsible for the bloody crackdown in May 2011. "This is not concern of one or two people. The ruling party is responsible for this", he said.
Leader of the party "Tetrebi" Temur Shashiashvili said he was not surprised that Saakashvili all the time fed the people with falsehood. "But the statements of some foreign experts like McCain really amaze me. While the country undergoes genocide of own people, McCain states that Georgia is thriving, but the Georgians do not see this. So let us invite the expert group. Let them give a real assessment of at least the day of May 26".
Nino Burjanadze believes that they would not have had to wait another year and a half the victory over the regime of Saakashvili with a greater support of the action on May 26. "But we cannot say we did enough. Behavior of Saakashvili, who is now trying to play a democrat capable to lose with dignity, is extremely cynical in my opinion. We know how he fought for this victory, how many falsifications and pressure took place. 40% of the votes, reported by the media, were not gained honestly. This is the result of evil game. From the new government we are waiting for effective steps for the release of illegal and political prisoners. More than 40 "National Assembly" members are such prisoners".
From now the position of "National Assembly" towards the ruling party is changing. Previously it was oppositional structure, but today the "National Assembly" is likely to play a role of a bridge connecting the people with the government of Ivanishvili. However it is possible that sometimes they will have to criticize the new government.