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Saakashvili to deprive 20 high-ranking officials of state guard2009-01-06 13:07
Before end January Mikhail Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, intends to sign a decree depriving many acting and former high-ranking officials of state guard, Interfax informs, alluding to Georgian State Chancellery.gt-en-newsitem-inside
Today Georgian mass media reported that the list of such persons counts about 20 persons, but can be extended.
The list includes Gigi Ugulava, the acting Mayor of Tbilisi, Zurab Nogaideli and Lado Gurgenidze - both ex-Prime Ministers, Nino Burjanadze, the ex-Speaker of Georgian Parliament, who, beside the state guard, uses a state car. Others mentioned in the list are acting and former ministers, as well as MPs.
The State Chancellery explains the decision with the necessity to optimize sums, allocated for the service of state guard.