Michael Saakashvilithe: RIA Novosti
Former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili has recorded a video message to the members of the party “United national movement”, which encouraged to actively prepare for elections in the country, and also outlined a desire to return to power in Georgia. The appeal was published by the TV channel “Rustavi-2”.
“Our goal is to return to power in Georgia, and we have to go back in 2018. How can this be done? We must win the presidential elections,” — said the politician.
In his opinion, the state institutions in the country shattered, they returned to corruption. “In a country dominated by crime, the situation of security has deteriorated. Such hopelessness was not even in the days [of the head of Georgia from 1992 to 2003, Eduard] Shevardnadze. Amid all this, hundreds of thousands of working Georgians have either left Georgia or are about to leave. Georgia really is on the verge of destruction,” Saakashvili said.
Ex-Georgian President also accused the richest man in the country Bidzina Ivanishvili that he “has announced the casting for the title of the main opposition forces”. “We have to win the election and ruin his feudal fiefdom”, — Saakashvili added.
Regular elections of the President of Georgia is scheduled for October 2018. Incumbent President Giorgi Margvelashvili has the right to run for a second term. The desire to participate in the elections declared the leader of “Democratic movement” Nino Burjanadze and the leader of the labour party Shalva Natelashvili.
Mikheil Saakashvili was President of Georgia between 2004 and 2013 in the same period, he founded the party “United national movement” was in the country the ruling. In 2014, against Saakashvili in Georgia, there were several criminal cases, he announced an internal investigation.
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