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Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili speaking on October 2 in a televised address from Tbilisi.
"For us, for me, the views of the [Georgian Dream] coalition have been and remain fundamentally unacceptable. There are deep differences between us. We believe that their views are extremely erroneous. But democracy works so that decisions are made by a majority of the Georgian people and we, of course, respect that strongly," Saakashvili said.
"The United National Movement will be an opposition party now. The achievements of the past eight years, of the Rose Revolution -- which is one of the most important moments in the entire centuries-old history of Georgia -- are not only important for Georgia's history, but these achievement have also turned Georgia into one of the key countries for the rest of the world, so I'm confident that no matter what threats these achievement face in the next months or years, it is impossible to obliterate them," Saakashvili said.
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