Georgian president's ex-fellows called on opposition to unite
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 11 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Georgian ex-Prime Minister Zurab Noghaideli and ex-Defense Minister Irakli Okruashvili, issued a joint statement, urging opposition to the consolidation and unification. The statement notes that a new union with a single structure should be created to offer the public a plan of pulling out of the crisis.
"The local elections held May 30, 2010 once again showed that President Mikheil Saakashvili and his regime struggle just to maintain their power and cynically use the country's all resources in this fight. It became clear that the divided opposition can not have real resistance to the regime. The separation of the opposition disappoints our people and pushes them to the nihilism and passivity, "the statement says.
The statement says "time is pressing, as due to the regime's reckless and illegal actions the country's economy paralyzed, unemployment and emigration sharply increased and the country's foreign debt keeps growing". The politicians note that the state actually exists at the expense of foreign aid, and the economic disaster is imminent in this way.
"Saakashvili and his regime are not in a position to recovers the situation that aroused because of their reckless. Every day of alienation with the Abkhazians and Ossetians separates us from the long-cherished goal - universal reconciliation and unification of Georgia," the statement says.
Noghaideli and Okruashvili see a way out of their current situation in the consolidation and unification of opposition forces.