Georgian opposition gives ultimatum to authorities and sends representatives for talks with parliament speaker

Georgian opposition gives ultimatum to authorities and sends representatives for talks with parliament speaker
# 02 November 2007 16:27 (UTC +04:00)
“We will wait until 18.00. We have gathered over 100,000 people. It shows that the people are dissatisfied with the policy pursued by the authorities,” he said.
Khaidrava did not make public the opposition’s steps in case the president refuses dialogue.
Speaker of Parliament Nino Burdjanadze called absolute majority to early debates. Chief of the parliament’s defense and security committee Givi Targamadze said that speaking at the tone of ultimatum is not dialogue.
“The absolute majority does not intend to compromise or reschedule the elections,” he said.
Chief of the committee for Regional Policy, Self-Government and Mountainous Regions Pavle Kublashvili said blackmailing will yield no results.
According to the recent information, the delegation of the opposition has gone for the talks with Nino Burdjanadze. The delegation is composed of former foreign minister Salome Zurabishvili, member of Republican Party Tina Khidasheli, and one of the leaders of Movement for Unique Georgia Konstantin Gumsaidze. The opposition demands four problems to be solved by 18.00 by local time: holding early parliamentary elections in April 2008, amending election system, changing the principles of formation of election commissions and release of political prisoners. /APA/
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