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"Back Off Shevardnadze"

Posted November. 23, 2003 23:17,   


The opposition party in Georgia has taken hold of the parliament building with their demonstration group and named their temporary president, thus proclaiming the “seizure of the political regime.” That day, the demonstration group consisting of tens of thousands of people in the city confronted the police, and President Eduard Shevardnadze has proclaimed a state of emergency. The situation was triggered by a controversy over the rigged election of the general election on November 2, but it is analyzed that the real causes of the demonstration lie in the economic difficulties and corruption.