President Saakashvili still has a chance to make a right choice in favor of the people, Davit Usupashvili, the leader of Republican Party, said on November 3.
“He has to choose between his people and his inner circle,” Usupashvili told the Imedi TV.
He also pointed out that there were, as he put it, “reasonable persons” within the authorities “who still can appropriately assess the situation and take appropriate decisions.”
Usupashvili then spoke about Parliamentary Chairperson Nino Burjanadze and said she still could play “an important role in defusing current tensions.”
“But for doing so she may need to undertake a risky step and undertake responsibility. I want to hope that she will cope with this responsibility,” Usupashvili said.
MP Davit Berdzenishvili of the Republican Party said: “President Saakashvili can survive if he sets himself free out from being hostage in the hands of [lawmaker Giga] Bokeria, [interior minister Vano] Merabishvili and others.”