Ex-Georgian president: Authorities should seek support from people
Ex-Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze said little attention should be made to the political changes inside the United States.
"I wonder why the elections in the United States are gaining so much attention in Georgia, because our country solves everything with the support of its own people," he said in an interview the Georgian newspaper Asaval-Dasavali this week.
According to the results of the midterm elections in the United States on Nov. 2, the Republican Party won an overwhelming majority in the House of Representatives. According to the most recent counting of the votes, the party will take 239 and the Democrats will have 183 seats. The Democrats preserved a majority in the Senate, but lost in six states, including Illinois. Earlier, President Obama was elected from this state.
Shevardnadze also advises the authorities to pay less attention to changes in the U.S. political establishment.
"For us, it is not much of a matter who wins this election -- the Republicans or the Democrats -- only the support of the Georgian people is needed to govern Georgia," he said.
The government should only rely on its people and not look around hoping for support from the outside, Shevardnadze said.