Six parties remaining from Opposition-8 unite in a block
14 July, 2011
Six parties remaining from Opposition-8 unite in a block

 

Battlefield with only one visible participant…

After the disintegration of Opposition-8, remaining six political parties decided to unite. This tendency towards unification was already detectable during the last days of Opposition-8.

“We do not support the idea of such unity, proceeding from the assumption that formation of a political block for election purposes is somewhat an odd move, given that the elections are still a distant reality,” says Levan Vepkhvadze, one of the Leaders of Christian-Democrats who stepped out of the Opposition-8

together with New Rights and signed the new election system proposed by the Authorities.

 

As the reader may know, in his address to the emergency public meeting in Vera Park, Leader of Republicans Davit Usupashvili proclaimed that “elections are won by a million of voters, not by a million Lari.” He noted that in the process of the fight for free and fair elections some of his colleagues showed slackness and gave in to the Governmental blackmailing.

“We set an ambitious task for ourselves. Get one million of citizens up to their feet. This is not the life that could be tolerated any more, and it gets worse by day. This time it is photo reporters who were accused of being the members of a spy ring. We cannot settle only on the election topic any more. From now on, we begin the struggle for the improvement of living environment,” Usupashvili opined.

As for the Authorities, it resorted to irony when it expressed its attitude to the formation of the new political block.

“I do not make statements and comments on unification, disintegration and other processes that befall on various political parties. If I do it, I would have to waste a whole day probably,” said Pavle Kublashvili, representative of Parliamentary Majority.

As it turns out, the new block will continue its struggle for the improvement of election environment. This topic will remain the cornerstone of its motivation. On the other hand, it is to be seen how they intend to achieve their goal, given that the Authorities insist that there is nothing to discuss any more.

 

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