President: Georgian government is unsure of its position
Georgia, Tbilisi, Jan. 23 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
The Georgian government is unsure of its position and therefore is trying to deprive people of the right to elect a president, the Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili said on Wednesday in an exclusive interview with First Radio.
"Today the Georgian government is afraid of new elections," he said. "They do not believe in their own position. Depriving the Georgian people of the right to elect the president themselves is just the action of a government that is not fully confident in its abilities. It is not sure that the economy will be in such a position that people support it in 10 months. It is sure that it will fail to fulfil the promises. It will not have made significant progress domestically or abroad. This may be the only reason that the government will give itself a vote of no confidence and that's why it does not need elections."
Saakashvili has expressed hope that the government will not try to take such an action.
"They do not have the constitutional majority," he said. "The decision is unlikely to be made."