Burjanadze confirmed her willingness to cooperate with Ivanishvili
The leader of the Georgian opposition party "Democratic Movement - United Georgia" Nino Burjanadze issued a statement expressing willingness to cooperate with the billionaire and politician Bidzina Ivanishvili. Nevertheless, as reported by "Georgia-News", Burjanadze does not exclude the holding street protests.
Earlier, Ivanishvili also expressed willingness to cooperate with Burjanadze's movement, but he did not approve their methods of street fighting.
"We have repeatedly said that we were ready to cooperate with all political forces that actually struggle with the current regime. We are ready to work, think, discuss and plan the ways that will lead us to change the government and to democratic elections", Burjanadze said in an interview to Georgian newspaper "Resonance".
Burjanadze added that she personally and the members of her movement welcome and endorse the decision to enter politics taken by Ivanishvili.
"Naturally, with the advent of Ivanishvili into policy the reality has changed to some extent. Ivanishvili have a great "credit" in the minds of the people of Georgia, he also has great material resources, but if there is no free media and police, if the government will carry out terror against Ivanishvili's fellows and will detain them, the holding of free elections would be impossible", said Burjanadze.
She explained that the street protests - is not the very goal for the members of her party.
"The change of power should take place through elections, but, unfortunately, Saakashvili creates the reality in which the holding of free and democratic elections impossible, since the democratic elections are a major danger to him", Burjanadze said.
However, in her opinion, there have recently appeared progress in this direction.
"But it requires a daily struggle to force the authorities to release political prisoners and to free the media ... It would question the existence of this power, so naturally, they will do everything not to cede a single resource", concluded the oppositionist.