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Tuesday, December 21
Giga Bokeria preparing for presidency

Lawyer Shalva Kachapuridze, in his interview to Akhali Taoba, suggests that the opposition should pay special attention to Giga Bokeria, former deputy FM and now chief of national security service. Khachapuridze said that Bokeria and his team are preparing for the next presidential elections when he plans to become president. “Saakashvili sees it, but certain forces behind Bokeria try to balance Saakashvili’s authorities today. Bokeria is seriously preparing for the next presidency, which means that after his coming into power, Saakashvili should not be in the authorities, not even as PM,” Khachapuridze said.

“While the opposition is in unclear condition and discusses the internal situation, the process of replacing Saakashvili has begun. It did not start today or yesterday, it had begun long ago and work is well underway. Mobilizing of funds and forces has begun,” Khachapuridze said and added that Merabishvili and Irakli Alasania are considered to be in Bokeria’s team.

Badri Patarkatsishvili’s Family Releases Statement

Badri Patarkatsishvili’s family released a statement with regard to the Dinamo football club, 24 Hours reports.

‘We want to notify the public and Georgian football fans that our initiation regarding the search for a new investor in the FC Dinamo club was responded to by the famous businessman Roman Fifia. He expressed his readiness to invest in Dinamo. Detailed negotiations are currently under way and we hope that a final agreement will be reached in the near future.

We are very glad that a person with the relevant capabilities became interested in Dinamo. We are making a recommendation to the administration of the club to meet and cooperate with the businessman in order to exchange all necessary information and discuss additional details’, the statement says.