Former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili has published a letter on his Facebook page stating that in December, a huge rally is planned so that people can “breathe” with their help.
The full version of the letter:
“A great overload – Ivanishvili is now in a catastrophic situation – the highest price rise in the history of Georgia, the highest bank loan repayment rates, the most intense outflow of labor, practically losing the last three elections, complete delegitimization, a minimally reduced support market, and a united opposition like never before. Also, most importantly, the regime’s greatest international isolation and harsher criticism than in any period since Georgia gained independence.
What is Ivanishvili doing? He strengthens his punitive team, encourages crime, and seeks to divert attention from two major topics: from extraordinary elections and my release.
To confuse the topic of the same extraordinary elections, he introduced the topics of a 2% threshold and in my case, hospitalization. He also hired “experts” whose main topic is that it turns out that Saakashvili’s topic hinders the main program of the opposition.
Now his main ally is the New Year pig and Satsivi and switching people to these topics of discussion. With all this, he wants to lower the temperature, bring frustration and passivity. At the same time, he is preparing to arrest Gvaramia, Khazaradze, and close the media.
What should we answer? First of all, we should not be deceived by moving from the main direction. Second, we must explain to people what we agree on. In my opinion, this is decentralization, bringing true local self-government and freedom on the other hand – freedom from choice, the judiciary, the prosecution, the media, and freedom from violence.
We need constant resistance, but always with specific themes, with two main goals in mind – elections and an end to political persecution. We are preparing for a very big rally in December so that people can breathe a sigh of relief. Georgia needs a broad agreement and a big reset. The power is in unity!” Saakashvili wrote.
By Ketevan Skhirtladze