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Today is the first day care Saakashvili

November 21 2007
03:28

Wednesday begins the period when the current head of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, who intends to participate in the early presidential elections in early January, should resign.

The opposition has demanded changes in the principle of holding elections under the majoritarian system, change the principle of a complete set of election administrations and the release of "political prisoners". In this case, the opposition stressed that categorically oppose the regime change in Georgia by force.

Large-scale action of the united opposition held in Tbilisi in front of Parliament, from 2 to 7 November and was completed and the massive crackdown on protesters clash with police opposition and special forces, with application of the power structures of tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets.
According to the Ministry of Health of Georgia, in clashes injured 600 people. About 30 participants shares were detained by the Georgian Interior Ministry on charges of disorderly conduct, disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement.

On the night of November 8 special presidential decree throughout the country declared a national emergency, the relevant decree restrictions on the right to assemble and strikes, as well as media work. He is the state of emergency was terminated on November 16.
The country's authorities to explain such tough measures necessary to protect national security and combat to force the overthrow of the government action, "which have included special services of another country."

Mikheil Saakashvili in the evening on Nov. 9 announced the holding of early presidential elections on 5 January 2008. At the same time he offered to hold a plebiscite on the date of parliamentary elections.

Desire to participate in the presidential race officially declared eight Georgian politicians. Among them, the current president, Mikhail Saakashvili, the Labor Party leader Shalva Natelashvili, the candidate of the united opposition businessman Levan Gachechiladze, a businessman Badri Patarkatsishvili, a leader of the Green Party of Georgia Giorgi Gachechiladze, the leader of a political movement Imedi, Irina Sarishvili, a former deputy prime minister of Georgia 1994-1995, Avtandil Margiani, leader of the Party of the Future "Gia Maisashvili, RIA Novosti reported.

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