‘WE TOO HAVE RIGHT TO ORGANIZE REVOLUTION’
10 March, 2011
‘WE TOO HAVE RIGHT TO ORGANIZE REVOLUTION’

‘The dialog on election system is dead’, declared Kakha Kukava, leader of ‘Free Georgia’. But the ‘National Council’, particularly the Conservatives, member of which was Kukava, still continues to be in the format of so-called ‘eight’; they continue negotiations with authorities about improving the election system.
Kakha Kukava, leader of ‘Free Georgia’: When they were speaking about the election environment, the authorities declared that they were not going to make any alterations in the main issues of the election reform

package (it envisages holding of elections by using biometrical IDs and changing of constituency system). Consequently, all the hopes are exhausted. 
The authorities already began stressing that any revolution will be planned by terrorists and bandits who are trying to delegitimize expected revolution. If the Egyptian people have the right to oust Mubarak and elect new government, if nobody doubts the same right of Tunisians’, are we, Georgians a second-rate nation?! We too have right to organize protests and revolution.
Q. – Is the people in the mood of this?
K.K. – The people is very dissatisfied but inactive. The reason of this is not its attitude towards authorities; they just have no real hope of changing them. If there is a genuine outline of doing it, I’m sure 90% of our people will support it. While there is nothing in prospect, the streets of Tbilisi are calm but events connected with refugees and mini-bus drivers are symptomatic. In the nearest future we’ll witness protests of other social groups; for instance, of doctors, because every hospital in Tbilisi is for sale and the doctors are being sacked.
Saakashvili is walking on thin ice. Making of no reforms and allowing the Sharangias (businessmen brothers who live in Moscow but possess a lot in Georgia, who are in close relations with Saakashvili’s family and enjoy absolutely illegal benefits from Saakashvili regime) to win the minibus taxi tender; dragging the country to poverty, point to his inadequacy. At the same time he intensifies repressions and gives out vouchers.
This attests that he realizes the threat; however, he faces two alternatives – to completely retain the power or go to guillotine.

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