Former President of Georgia not Intend to Participate in Early Presidential Elections in Country
Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend E.Huseynli / The former President of Georgia, Eduard Shvernadze, does not intend to put forward his candidature in the upcoming early Presidential elections in the Country due on 5 January. "I will participate as ordinary voter and citizen of Georgia in the upcoming elections," Shvernadze reported to Trend by telephone from Tbilisi on 14 November.
Eduard Shvernadze, who headed Georgia from 1992 to autumn of 2003, peacefully resigned after numerous demonstrations in Tbilisi which could bring to civil war. The complicated situation with numerous demonstrations in Tbilisi took place at place at the beginning of November and the President of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, fixed early Presidential elections for January 2008 after the demands of the opposition. Shvernadze said that he decided not to be a candidate in the upcoming Presidential elections in Georgia. "I will participate as an ordinary citizen in all elections," he said.
The former President of Georgia considers that the upcoming Presidential elections will take place normally because large number of local and foreign observers is expected to attend the elections. "Therefore, it will be difficult to distort the results of the elections," he said.
Shvernadze considers that participation of the representatives of almost all political parties in the Country w3ill also assist in holding fait elections.