U.S. Congress doesn’t support Mikheil Saakashvili
These days the delegation of the U.S. Congress is staying in Georgia - Novosti-Gruzia.
It has already met with opposition and in easily digestible form explained it's ready to assist to develop in Georgia a democratic society with equal rights for all its members. Kakha Kukava, the leader of the Conservative party, talked to the delegates [both Democrats and Republicans represented, headed by the Democrat Jim Marshall] on strategic partnership with the USA. The guests assured new initiatives would be developed.
They also dwelled on the issue of the Constitution. "American Congressmen highlighted it inadmissible for a constitutional draft to reflect interests of one specific leader or one specific party, and said they would conduct monitoring in this direction," said Alexandre Petriashvili, the Our Georgia-Free Democrats party member.
The guests also supported the desire of Kakha Shartava, the National Forum leader, to change the electoral environment of the republic to hold democratic elections.
"Congressmen expressed support. They support not certain leaders but development of democracy and security of the country," Shartava said.
From their side, the delegates paid special attention to the conditions political prisoners in Georgia live in.
Ahead the delegation has meetings with President Mikheil Saakashvili, Speaker David Bakradze, representatives of the government and political parties.