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Alasania may run for President2009-01-26 11:49
Irakli Alasania, the ex-Permanent representative of Georgia to the UN doesn't exclude his running for President, he stated in live air of the public TV of Georgia on Sunday - ITAR-TASS.gt-en-newsitem-inside
""I express my full solidarity with the demand of one part of the opposition about holding early elections, as, in my view, with his course Saakashvili dragged the country into crisis, he said. "To let Georgia cope with crisis, early elections must be called, it will allow to elect a new President and return trust of people and foreign partners", Alasania underlined.
According to Alasania, "He [Saakashvili] has lost confidence both internationally and within the country ".
In the live air he said that when he left his post (of permanent representative of Georgia to the UN) he was offered positions of the Foreign Minister or the Minister of Defense, but he declined these offers and ‘decided to join opposition, as I had a number of serious discords with them (Georgian rule), including the issues of Abkhaz and South Ossetian conflicts settlement".
Irakli Alasania is 35. He occupied high positions in the Ministry of State Security and the national Security Council, also acted as the President's Special Representative to Georgian-Abkhaz talks, from July 2006 to December 4th 2008 was the permanent Representaive of Georgia to the UN, but resigned voluntarily. In Georgia, off stage, he is regarded as one of the main candidates for presidency.