Winter conditions of spring instability opposition forces in mid-January once again expressed their strong dissatisfaction with the actions of Georgian President and his team. The reason for this was the election of chairman CEC, which has become, according to the political opponents of Mikhail Saakashvili, a puppet of the ruling party. They do not doubt that the president made the first step on the way to rig the coming May elections in the local government. But on what basis these ideas? Candidates for the important post of President of the CEC – this kind of political kitchen, where the usual “dishes” are made in accordance with the prescriptions of the ruling top – the president called in violation of statutory time limits. And the second charge: each of the three candidates is a person, governed primarily by the interests of the government.
One of them, Levan Tarkhnishvili, which, according to opposition leaders, helped the authorities in January 2008 to win in extreme conditions, presidential and parliamentary elections, “became famous as a famous forger” and became the object most strongly, if not say – smashing the critics. Saakashvili, understanding it, this time to bet on it decided not to do, but did not ignore it as a formal shape, as would be acceptable despite the pressure the “enemy.” However, not wanting to strain the already difficult situation, Tarkhnishvili soon withdrew his candidacy.