“Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili had to abandon power only with the support of our American and European friends,” leader of the parliamentary majority, Irakli Kobakhidze, echoed the US Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s statement on Thursday.
Earlier today, Senator Shaheen mentioned Saakashvili and Georgia’s peaceful transition of power to the Georgian Dream after the 2012 elections.
“Saakashvili and the United National Movement (UNM) did not want to give up power. They had mobilized special forces across the country. He had to cede power with the support of our American and European friends in the end. It is crucial to remember when assessing the current political processes in the country,” Kobakhidze noted.