Georgian opposition leader against bringing political processes to street
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 26 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Opposition Our Georgia -- Free Democrats Party leader Irakli Alasania said yesterday's protests in front of parliament by the Georgian People's Assembly are "hopeless."
He said he expects nothing to come special from the rallies. However, everyone has the right to express his own opinion, he said, at least in this form.
"This rally cannot bring about a political result," Alasania said. "The main thing for us is to change the electoral environment and free the country from the National Movement via elections."
He added that he is against bringing political processes to the street and does not intend to participate in any rallies.
A rally of the Georgian People's Assembly took place in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi yesterday. The participants demanded the resignation of the president and snap presidential and parliamentary elections.
Opposition leader Nino Burjanadze was a co-organizer of the event. The rally, which lasted 2.5 hours, brought together up to 6,000 people. The assembly adopted a verdict of non-confidence in the government and current President Mikheil Saakashvili.
The small number of people who gathered in front of parliament "did not allow us to resort to radical measures," Burjanadze told reporters.