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Mikhail Saakashvili accepted the mistakes of Georgian government2008-10-28 16:34
On Monday Mikhail Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, held a meeting with the representatives of parliamentary majority and claimed that he learnt the lesson of November,7th, 2007, when the rally of opposition was dispersed.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"This day is a hard reminiscence, especially for me. We all must learn a lesson from this event, just not to let it happen again. November, 7th disposed us the mistakes of Georgian authorities, it showed, that the authorities and the President should listen to their people more", - Saakashvili said. "November,7th taught the whole society - to unite to build a democratic state", - the President added. According to him, a year passed and the society made a leap in its development - «a new reform is being conducted, it gave us a strong parliament, greater activity of opposition in social life, better rules of interaction of opposition and authorities are working, a new legal reform will soon come into force».
«Now the country again faces a great threat, it needs unity and development more than ever before. It will let us win and shoe the world that we are the full-fledged part of the civilized world», - said the President. "But for the unity and solidarity of the whole society, Georgia couldn't withstand the unprecedented aggression in August 2008", - he said.
At the same time, as Interfax reports, the opposition asked people of Georgia to get to the rally on November,7th, 2008 in front of the building of the government and demand Saakashvili's dismissal. "If Saakashvili won't resign before November,7th, our rally will demand it", - claimed the leader of the opposition labour party, Shalva Natelashvili. In November 2007 thousands of people, discontent with Saakashvili's policy, came to the streets of Tbilisi. The authorities dispersed the rally, after that a state of emergency was declared for some time.