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Zeit Online - Germany | 02/10/2012

Saakashvili approaches opposition

The fact that President Saakashvili has acknowledged the defeat of his party represents a major opportunity for the country, the web portal of the liberal weekly newspaper Die Zeit writes: "Now Georgia has the wherewithal for further democratic development. Provided, that is, that the political elite is open to a broad sharing of power and cooperation, despite enormous differences of opinion. Saakashvili has declared his willingness to do just that. With the admission of his party's electoral defeat, he has taken a step in the direction of Ivanishvili's opposition alliance Georgian Dream. Whether it is meant seriously or is just a ploy remains to be seen. ... Until the new constitution comes into force after Saakashvili's period in office ends, much bobbing, weaving and blockading will be possible. Much depends on whether opposition leader Ivanishvili and his allies waste the remaining time or use it to adress the country's pressing problems. The multi-billionaire must overcome his personal aversion to the president, and the six parties in his alliance must engage in serious political work."

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