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Saakashvili compares Georgian Dream with epidemic

by | Feb 2, 2013

TBILISI, DFWatch — Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili compares the opposition victory in the October, 2012 parliament election with an epidemic.

“Sometimes I think there was no election on October 1, but some type of natural disease swept across some of our cities,” says President Mikheil Saakashvili, whose party was defeated in the parliamentary election.

The president Friday visited Batumi, a city on Black Sea coast, to look at construction work and a recently opened branch of the fast food chain McDonald’s.

He also visited the technical university which is under construction there. According to Saakashvili, lecturers will not be able to hold classes when a comprehensive education program commences in September, because of a halt in the construction work.

“I remember how surprised Hillary Clinton watched all this we have here,” the president remembered.

The US Secretary of State visited Georgia in June, 2012. Afterward, Saakashvili has repeatedly described how impressed she was after her visit to Batumi.

“Now everything has stopped and is stuck. In fact, the idea of a university in Batumi died on October 1,” he said. “Sometimes I think there was no election on October 1, but some type of natural disease swept across some of our cities.”



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