Opposition-8: street actions are not ruled out
09 June, 2011
Opposition-8: street actions are not ruled out

 

Alliance Members deny breakup

After the 26 May events, improving of the election process acquired an exceptional importance, which could be advantageous for both the Authorities and the opposition; however, actually it is not. The Authorities ignored the facts outright. “At least this tragedy should teach us that we need to forego the road on which we have been moving aimlessly for all these 20 years. The road of political changes is linked to elections. I think every one of us sees it

very well by now. Today we need fair elections,” pointed out Irakli Alasania, leader of Free Democrats.

By the way, in the last days the need for fair elections has been clearly identified by the international community. The American Ambassador stated that he unequivocally supports free elections. He recalled the meeting of the American Vice-President and Saakashvili during which the former talked about this issue.

It is a fact that the international community expects real negotiations on the part of the Authorities. It is against this background that the silence of the Authorities raises questions without answers. On top of it, odd claims started to circulate in the Governmental corridors about alleged imminent disintegration of Opposition-8 and expediency of taking of  a waiting position till this question is clarified.

However, the alleged disintegration of Oppsotion-8 is vehemently denied by the alliance itself. Moreover, they announced a new phase of political struggle in which citizens themselves will take part. Leaders of Oppsotion-8 do not rule out street actions either.

“Not once we have pointed out that our main priority is improvement of election environment and building of party hierarchy. Naturally, apart from these two main issues, there are a number of ongoing political issues, mostly social-economical, which add up to an alarming challenge for our country. So, if anybody reviews our positions and priorities, they will find them to be absolutely identical. This goes to show integrity of, say, New Rights, as well as the whole Opposition-8,” insist the alliance members.

 

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