Alasania: the US does not support Saakashvili
One of the leaders of Georgian opposition Irakli Alasania is going to visit the United States and meet with representatives of the authorities.
According to VZGLIAD, Alasania intends to discuss possible shift of the current Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili. "The US just does not support the current Georgian regime and want it to be replaced by a real democratic goverment ... We'll discuss what should the US do to help in the conducting elections", stressed the oppositionist.
"People are overcoming the fear, and this is the basis to crash the ruling "United National Movement", added Alasania, noting that a major role in this process is coming of businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili to politics.
Note that not so long ago, Irakli Alasania held a meeting with members of the U.S. Senate John McCain and Joe Lieberman.
According to "Medianews", Alasania believes that these meetings have confirmed the representatives of Washington are concerning about problems of democratic development of Georgia. "If the regime shift happens not in a democratic way through elections, it will leave much space for confrontation and polarization. So we all agree, both Georgian society and the political elite of the United States, that the next elections must be free", Alasania said.
He also noted that the U.S. are closely watching the negotiations between the Georgian authorities and opposition to reform the electoral environment of the Republic: "Talking about Georgian democracy is main issue in the Georgian-US relations. The americans know that the chance of agreement, which Saakashvili, national movement and the political opposition had got, is missed at this stage. But they want the agreement has been reached by October, that is, that the parliament has passed a law needed by the Georgian society, every citizen, and the Congressmen are fully supporting us in this".