Big Marathon and Competition Start inside Authorities
17 February, 2011
Big Marathon and Competition Start inside Authorities

‘Ruling power will be changed in 2013’


Last week representatives of various political opposition groups, non-governmental organizations and ordinary citizens held a public meeting at the tennis courts. After the gathering, we met with Zviad Dzidziguri, leader of the Conservatives:
A: Saakashvili speaks to us about beautiful life while bread is getting more and more expensive. Now  another wave of people’s rip-off is approaching. Saakashvili has to do everything in 2011 because the following year is the year of elections

and he would not dare to do everything by then. I will bet on the further increase of prices for fuel, other energy conduits, medications and food.
Q: But the governing style you just noted does not really characterize actions of  mayor Gigi Ugulava who promised provision of cheap products to the city residents via the Nugeshi market network.
A: Easy to explain. In 2013 the ruling power will change. Among the contenders for the head of state position are Bakradze, Ugulava and even a cohort of certain governors reportedly. Big marathon and competition start inside the Authorities. The closer the parliamentary elections the more critical is the confrontation. Every politician is set to play his own political games.
Q: Peace suffers in the opposition too. I heard the National Council left the Public Council.
A: Today the most important things are joint opposition projects. We think it is unacceptable for us to be in an organization which supports this or other particular camp. So we decided to opt out of the Public Council. Our organization holds that normalization of relations with Russia is necessary for the solution of the territorial problems. Many citizens feel broken-hearted after they gathered 200 thousand but lost the battles. Georgia is in battles continuously. It lost a number of them but did not stop fighting. Every time we stumble, we have to straighten up ourselves and continue fighting. This will lead us to the unification of Georgia.

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