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Nino Burjanadze in the air of independent opposition TV company: for the first time ever

2008-11-01 16:28

The ex-speaker of the Parliament and ex-supporter of Saakashvili, Nino Burjanadze, is in opposition now. On Friday night she made her first-time speech in the air of the Caucasia, an independent opposition TV company. It has been the Spectre, an analytical programme. Burjanadze criticized today's government direly.


She repeated what she had been saying on various conferences concerning he appointment of the new government, her leaving the Parliament and establishment of the opposition party. According to her, she was the one in Saakashvili's team who neither was a member of the ruling party neither had its own. «That was why it was hard fir me to draw my ideas in the Parliament. But when I was a speaker, I did my best and sometimes even more, and I managed to do a lot», - Burjanadze noticed.

The ex-speaker wasn't precise about what she managed to do, but underlined that often she faile to withstand the decisions she personally considered wrong and that finally led to limitation of the Parliament authority and dramatic increase of presidential power.

«Many thought that I strive for my own authority, but I struggled for authorities of the Parliament », - Burjanidze stated.

She mentioned that the rally disperse in November, 2007 was a great mistake of the rule. Burjanidze added that she did a lot to normalize the situation and lull the mistake in order to keep the tension from growing into a civil war. «I rally want to apologize to opposition for my inability to defend them, but that time I did what I could», - she stated.

As for the events in August, Burjanadze said she had met Mikhail Saakashvili a few days before the start of combat actions. «It was clear that the situation was getting tense. I advised Saakashvili not to yield provocations and stay clear of this war», - she said. According to her estimation, Saakashvili didn't want this war. And that was why she was interested, who asked the President to get involved in armed conflict. «It's necessary to reveal who exactly of the President's surroundings was the initiator, who advised him to make this decision», - Burjanadze stated.

It's widely known that Nino Burjanadze claimed to establish a new opposition party, with the first constitutive conference on November, 23rd. She noticed that her team includes many famous and widely respected people, but didn't mention the names. According to her, she and her team are going to strive for democratization and unification of Georgia, and they won't let Georgian people down.


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