A criminal case might be opened against Saakashvili
Georgian public prosecutor's office might institute a criminal case against the president Mikheil Saakashvili on the grounds of the documents, which are at the disposal of the former director of the constitutional security department of the ministry of internal affairs Data Akhalaia who is wanted by police.
"According to the data which I got from a reliable source, Akhalaia gave to the public prosecutor's office the materials about caches with arms discovered in Western Georgia as well as the scheme used by the president Saakashvili to give the instructions," said attorney Mirian Nikoladze. The day before the prime-minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili said that criminal prosecution of Mikheil Saakashvili could be possible after the expiry of his presidential term. "There will be no political persecution of Saakashvili; however, we do have some questions for him. If the former prime-minister is in prison (the former prime-minister Vano Merabishvili), the former minister of defense is in prison (the former minister of defense Bacho Akhalaia), the other former minister of defense (the former minister of defense David Kezerashvili) was caught in France, …, three criminal cases were open against the current mayor (the mayor of Tbilisi Gigi Ugulava), naturally we have some questions for the president as well," said Ivanishvili. The elections in Georgia ended with the victory of Giorgi Margvelashvili, the candidate of the ruling coalition Georgian Dream, with 62.11 percent of the votes. The inauguration of the new president is planned to take place on November 17.