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Ex-President: Georgian opposition not ready to make revolution

Politics Materials 9 May 2011 12:11
The opposition is not able to bring 10,000 people to the streets today, Georgian ex-President Eduard Shevardnadze said today in an interview with the weekly "Asaval-Dasavali".
Ex-President: Georgian opposition not ready to make revolution

Georgia, Tbilisi, May 9 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /

The opposition is not able to bring 10,000 people to the streets today, Georgian ex-President Eduard Shevardnadze said today in an interview with the weekly "Asaval-Dasavali".

"Not the opposition, but the people make a revelation. Roughly 60,000 people went to the streets two years ago, but the opposition failed to do what had to be done. Now people are disillusioned and bringing the same number of people to the streets will take time," he stressed.

However, Shevardnadze said the people "have a reason to be dissatisfied, and they will soon go to the streets".

"People will voice their message because of the difficult situation in the country," he added.

Shevardnadze also expressed his doubts that the Georgian opposition is fueled by cash infusions from Russia.

The opposition Georgian Party, led by Ex- Defense Minister Irakli Okruashvili, will today begin large-scale protests to change the government.
The first rally will be held in the Kakheti region on the Day of Victory over fascism, the party told Trend.

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