Ivanishvili threatens with protests if elections falsified in Georgia
Georgia, Tbilisi, Feb. 6 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia
Billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, who has recently joined the politics, does not exclude street protests in the case of falsified elections.
"We won't pretend angels, if authorities try to rig the votes in 20-30 percent. Sure, we will go on the streets and defend our votes. We will defend the voters by all legal means," said Ivanishvili in his interview to Asaval-Dasavali newspaper.
He even promised to personally call people to the streets if necessary, but noted that it would not be a "street overthrow of government".
"The people will defend their votes and show the world who won the election," Ivanishvili said.
He believes neither the U.S., nor Europe will undersign another falsification of elections in Georgia.
"No one is safe from five percent error, but the National Movement will not be able to rig the votes by 20 percent," he added.
Georgia will hold parliamentary elections in 2012 and presidential elections in 2013