Georgian ex-speaker: Resistance of people is only way to change regime in country
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 22 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Ex-Parliamentary Speaker and Democratic Movement - United Georgia Party Leader Nino Burjanadze believes the only way to change the regime in Georgia - peoples' resistance.
"If 200,000 people gather in front of the parliament on Nov. 25, then the authorities will have to begin a dialogue with the Georgian People's Assembly, which is a legitimate body," Burjanadze said in an interview with the Kviris palitra weekly.
The Georgian People's Assembly plans to gather a congress of 12,500 delegates for mass rallies in Tbilisi on Nov. 25.
She noted that the authorities are "afraid" of the People's Assembly and refused to allow the movement to hold rallies in the Sports Palace or Lokomotiv Stadium.
"Of course, it will be more difficult to control the people in front of the parliament, and the government is probably waiting for a provocation, they are also champions in this. But people should not be ignored," Burjanadze said.
She reported that "The Georgian party" created by the ex-minister and ex-ombudsman offered her the post of chairperson and her nomination as a presidential candidate from the Party. "But I have no ambitions, I just want to change this regime, which leads the country to death," Burjanadze said.
Burjanadze said the change of power through elections is not possible, it requires the unity of the people, which should occur during the rally on Nov. 25.
According to her, the meeting in front of the parliament will begin at 15.00 (Tbilisi time) and continue for two hours, after which a decision on a possible rally will be adopted. "We do not deceive people that the movement will begin on Nov. 25, and on Nov.26 we will be in power, it is the start of the process of regime change and we promise to bring it to the end, with the support of the people" she added.
Burjanadze stressed "if we fail to achieve a change now, they will stay in power for another 30-40 years.