Georgia's Saakashvili won't attend Margelashvili's inauguration

16 November 2013 - 2:53pm

Incumbent Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili says he is not going to attend President-elect Georgy Margelashvili's inauguration scheduled for November 17th. Saakashvili wrote so on his Facebook page.

Saakashvili says it's impossible for him to attend this event as the new authorities evidently disrespect their political opponent. According to the incumbent president, he would be pleased to welcome the new president in the official residence of the head of the Georgian state, but that it would be inappropriate because the ruling Georgian Dream coalition has adopted such an indecent way of treating its predecessors.

Mikheil Saakashvili has been serving as the President of Georgia since 2004. He was elected President soon after the 2003 "Rose Revolution". Saakashvili's United National Movement party, which dominated Georgian politics after the revolution, was defeated by the Georgian Dream coalition in the 2012 Georgian parliamentary elections. The coalition's presidential candidate, Georgy Margelashvili, was elected President of Georgia in October 2013.

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