Friday, 14 February 2003

GEORGIAN OPPOSITION FIGURE CALLS ON PRESIDENT TO RESIGN

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Opposition National Movement leader Mikhail Saakashvili told a government session on 14 February that President Shevardnadze should leave office and take his supporters with him. Saakashvili also criticized the alleged illegal sale of land in Tbilisi and corruption in the police force. He challenged the minister of education to explain how a credit for reforming the education system was spent, and branded regional governor Levan Mamaladze a \"bandit.
Opposition National Movement leader Mikhail Saakashvili told a government session on 14 February that President Shevardnadze should leave office and take his supporters with him. Saakashvili also criticized the alleged illegal sale of land in Tbilisi and corruption in the police force. He challenged the minister of education to explain how a credit for reforming the education system was spent, and branded regional governor Levan Mamaladze a \"bandit.\" Mamaladze retaliated by accusing Saakashvili of creating his own illegal armed formations under the guise of private detective agencies. (Caucasus Press)
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