No threat of political crisis in Georgia – PM
Tbilisi, Georgia, Nov.6
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgia will overcome the obstacles that arose after the resignations of several associates of the former Defense Minister Irakli Alasania, the country's Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said at a government meeting on Nov.6.
"Business representatives are also alarmed wondering whether something special is happening. We are not afraid of tens, thousands of such people as Alasania," he said. "Naturally, we will easily overcome these absurd obstacles."
The prime minister expressed regret that the people whom he regarded as the supporters of the government, sided Alasania.
"It is their choice and they are also aware of being responsible for the mistake they have made. I would like to say to the people that we are a strong state, strong power and our democracy is our strength," Garibashvili said.
"All state institutions operate in a normal mode and there are no problems in the activities of the government and parliament," he said, adding that no political crisis threatens Georgia.
"We will have a strong majority in the parliament and the government will continue working more effectively," he said. "I would like to call on the people to keep calm, as nothing serious is happening."
Following the meeting of the political council of the Georgian Dream bloc on Nov.4, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced the dismissal of Defense Minister Irakli Alasania. Alasania's friend and colleague, the State Minister of Georgia for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Alexi Petriashvili resigned as well.
Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze resigned on Nov.5.
Edited by SI