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Georgian Opposition Movement Launched


Presentation of Georgian Dream movement founder, Bidzina Ivanishvili, in Tbilisi on December 11

Presentation of Georgian Dream movement founder, Bidzina Ivanishvili, in Tbilisi on December 11

Several thousand people have attended the first public meeting of a new movement led by the country's richest man, Bidzina Ivanishvili.

Ivanishvili, leader of the Georgian Dream public movement, told the meeting in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi: "The country's leadership has completely exhausted...and has become the main obstacle for society and state development."

The 55-year-old Ivanishvili has called for the resignation of President Mikheil Saakashvili.

Saakashvili, who swept to power on a wave of street demonstrations in 2003, has been facing popular protests by opponents who accuse him of curbing freedoms.

Reuters

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