A number of members of «United national movement» (UNM), oppose the «illegal» control of the party by the ex-President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, left the organization, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».
Among left END — 21 of the 27 deputies of the Parliament of Georgia, which received mandates on the party list.
«Today we faced a reality of separation of our party. Our political team looks into the future and we begin to fight against the regime of Ivanishvili (former Prime Minister of Georgia, billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, ed.),» — said at a briefing on Thursday, January 12, 2016, one of the former leaders of the UNM , David Bakradze.
According to him, those who now leaves the END, «are its intellectual power.»
«We are creating a political force that will put an end to the confrontation in Georgia and lead it to success» — said Bakradze.
Another one of the former leaders of the UNM, a few days ago released from prison, former mayor of Tbilisi Gigi Ugulava criticized Saakashvili.
«This man is not worthy to be a leader. I say with a heavy heart, as this is not the Miho that in 2002, the United people», — said Ugulava.
It is worth Recalling that once Ugulava was regarded as perhaps the biggest favorite of Saakashvili and even was evaluated as his most likely successor as head of state.
As «UKRINFORM» reports, as Chairman of the UNM remains vacant since 2013 since Saakashvili left for Ukraine. Today the party had to choose a new leader.
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