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Former Georgian president: Nothing to prevent Saakashvili from becoming PM

Politics Materials 31 January 2011 12:46
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili can become prime minister after leaving his post in 2013 if he wants to, former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze told the Georgian weekly Asaval-Dasavali.
Former Georgian president: Nothing to prevent Saakashvili from becoming PM

Georgia. Tbilisi, Jan.31 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili can become prime minister after leaving his post in 2013 if he wants to, former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze told the Georgian weekly Asaval-Dasavali.

Last week, during the president's speech live on the PIK television channel, Saakashvili did not answer directly a question about whether he intends to become the PM in 2013.

"However, Saakashvili will not just be the PM, he will have full authority," Shevardnadze said.

At the same time, the ex-president warned Saakashvili about the mistakes that have occurred in Russia.

"Putin thought he found a quiet man, but it did not turn out so, and it cost him a lot," he said.

According to Shevardnadze, Georgia's best PM was Zurab Zhvania, who, according to the official version, died of gas poisoning in 2005. Billionaire Badri Patarkatsishvili could also have taken this post, but he was killed, Shevardnadze said.

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