About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 10:55 - 1 May.'18
Opposition Figure Calls for Saakashvili’s Resignation
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 7 Dec.'08 / 14:02

Salome Zourabichvili, Georgia’s former foreign minister and a leader of opposition party, Georgia’s Way, has joined calls for President Saakashvili’s resignation and holding early elections.

Unlike some other opposition leaders, Zourabichvili, did not call for Saakashvili resignation immediately after the August war. Instead, she has offered the President to establish an all-inclusive “provisional anti-crisis government.”

In a statement released on December 6, Zourabichvili, said that the recent cabinet reshuffle had demonstrated that the authorities “exhausted their resources”

“In the country, where there is nothing and no one to act as a checks-and-balances for the authorities, which are bankrupt, and where the Commander-in-Chief, who takes unilateral decisions about war and peace, should be responsible for the current situation,” Zourabichvili said.

“The President has declined to acknowledge the need of the provisional anti-crisis government. Today he has to show the courage, which will amount to the country’s survival, and voluntarily file resignation. By doing so [the President] would put the country on the track of peaceful transitional period, which will allow us to prepare for the early presidential and parliamentary elections,” Zourabichvili said. “That is the only way to avert the impeachment option, which [the impeachment] in turn may trigger tensions within the country.”

Latest News
01 May.'18 10:55
We Have Moved to a New Platform
Direct Your Bookmarks to https://civil.ge.
29 Apr.'18 03:54
Ruling Party Candidate Wins MP By-Elections
Givi Chichinadze will represent Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency in the Parliament of Georgia.
28 Apr.'18 09:40
Polls Open for Vani and Khoni MP By-Elections
48,123 voters are eligible to cast their ballots in Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency.
27 Apr.'18 17:23
State Dept’s Europe Affairs Point Man to Visit Tbilisi
Wess Mitchell will meet senior government officials and address the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum.
27 Apr.'18 13:45
In Quotes: Georgian Politicians on Ex-PM Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Comeback
Bidzina Ivanishvili will be approved as the Georgian Dream party chairman at the upcoming convention.
26 Apr.'18 18:15
SG Jens Stoltenberg: Georgia NATO’s ‘Very Close’ Partner
The NATO Secretary General says Foreign Ministers meeting tomorrow will recognize the country’s progress.
26 Apr.'18 14:24
Ex-PM Ivanishvili to Chair Georgian Dream Party
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said Ivanishvili was ‘best equipped’ to add new dynamism to the party.
26 Apr.'18 11:12
Lawmaker Proposes Criminal Liability for ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’
The parliamentary human rights committee decided to set up a working group for scrutinizing the draft law.
25 Apr.'18 17:21
New Abkhaz Government Head Appointed
Gennady Gagulia has served as the Abkhaz “prime minister” twice - in 1995-1997, and 2002-2003.
25 Apr.'18 14:43
Watchdog Improves Georgia’s Press Freedom Ranking
None of the countries of the former Soviet Union (except the Baltics) are ranked ahead of Georgia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2022, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.