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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Experts explained why Saakashvili “puppet” party take away votes from Tymoshenko

In Ukraine, began work to establish a new political party, one of the ideologues of which will be ex-President of Georgia, now the Governor of Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili. That Saakashvili may organize a new political party, Ukrainian politicians and experts have started talking at the end at the end of last year, but later than the politician himself denied these rumors. For some reason, the ex-President of Georgia could change his point of view and why should he his own party, we asked the experts.

photo: Alexander Astafyev

Plans to create a new political party to journalists on Tuesday announced former Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine David Sakvarelidze. According to him, the party will focus on small and medium businesses. “Mikhail Saakashvili will be with us, of course. And it will be one of the leaders and drivers of this new party”, — said Sakvarelidze. Here’s how commented on the news, the experts of “MK”.

Vladimir ZHARIKHIN, Deputy Director of the Institute of CIS countries:

Saakashvili need a party because he realized that in Georgia it is not waiting for a long time and will not wait, although he said that will soon return there on a white horse. He seeks to build his political career in Ukraine. There he has more, because the degree of inadequacy of the Ukrainian authorities is so high, that in their background Saakashvili sometimes seems to be a reasonable person. Why do we need Ukrainian authorities? I think that Poroshenko is afraid of Tymoshenko, so trying to answer her populism populism Saakashvili. On elections the party of Saakashvili will take her some votes, so probably will be allowed mild criticism of the government by Saakashvili.

Denis DENISOV, Director of the Ukrainian branch of the CIS Institute:

The creation of the party of Saakashvili — is a natural result of that he developed as Governor of the Odessa region. Another thing is that before it from such prospects repudiated, but we know him as a politician who is not always responsible for his words. His party can claim a significant electoral field. Approximately 5-7% of the vote as one of the next as if the parties in power, but however with rhetoric and criticism of the remnants of the administrative command system in Ukraine. It is clear that the party is likely to be a puppet, but this is a common situation for modern Ukraine.

Recall that now Mikhail Saakashvili of deystvovat “on two fronts”: on the one hand, he demonstrates commitment to the upcoming parliamentary elections in Georgia, where his party “United national movement” has a chance to get a majority in Parliament, with another — does not intend to abandon the career of a Ukrainian politician.

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