What Georgian newspapers are writing about: wide political amnesty expected in Georgia

Will society support the opposition's protest?

It is difficult for the opposition to take people out into the street - they will not be able to organize constantly crowded rallies, analysts say and declare that the population is tired of revolutionary scenarios, the newspaper Rezonansi writes.

Analyst Vakhtang Dzabiradze noted that the opposition will not be able to constantly bring a large number of people out onto the street, since the population is least of all worried about the problems of the authorities and the opposition, while people in the opposition are disappointed.

"So far, neither a party nor a person has appeared that could unite this electorate and bring it out into the streets. The existing opposition cannot fully mobilize this electorate. The arithmetic sum of the opposition electorate may be a million, but this million not one direction. The electorate in opposition has become disillusioned, "Dzabiradze told the Resonansi newspaper.

According to the analyst, a lot of people will gather for the action on February 26, but this will not be permanent.

"I don't think the opposition will be able to permanently hold large-scale rallies. There will be two tents in front of the parliament and that's it," Dzabiradze said.

According to him, not only the authorities, but also the opposition are taking a certain risk in relation to the West, and if the opposition cannot raise a massive wave of protest, it will have to leave the political arena, which will be a disaster for the country.

"Therefore, I think that the opposition should be more careful and analyze everything well until it makes a decision and announces it," Dzabiradze said.

Analyst Gia Abashidze adheres to a similar opinion - he believes that the opposition rally on February 26 will be crowded, but one-off.

At the same time, the analyst added that the "National Movement" and its offshoot parties characterize the holding of mass protests only once a month with the help of regional resources - they bring activists and supporters to the capital from all over the country, who are not excluded that they are fed for free and some are even paid.

"At the rally on February 26, we may see people who will be brought from the regions by buses and minivans. But it will be only one day - there will be no crowded rally on the second day. They have no natural supporters on the street," - said Abashidze.

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The issue of the chairman of the United National Movement can somehow be resolved and Nika Melia will be released from prison, analyst Vakhtang Dzabiradze said in an interview with the Akhali Taoba newspaper, commenting on the political processes that have developed in the country in recent days.

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Will the public support the opposition's protest?

It is difficult for the opposition to take people out into the street - they will not be able to organize constantly crowded rallies, analysts say and declare that the population is tired of revolutionary scenarios, the newspaper Rezonansi writes.

Analyst Vakhtang Dzabiradze noted that the opposition will not be able to constantly bring a large number of people out onto the street, since the population is least of all worried about the problems of the authorities and the opposition, while people in the opposition are disappointed.

"So far, neither a party nor a person has appeared that could unite this electorate and bring it out into the streets. The existing opposition cannot fully mobilize this electorate. The arithmetic sum of the opposition electorate may be a million, but this million not one direction. The electorate in opposition has become disillusioned, "Dzabiradze told the Resonansi newspaper.

According to the analyst, a lot of people will gather for the action on February 26, but this will not be permanent.

"I don't think the opposition will be able to permanently hold large-scale rallies. There will be two tents in front of the parliament and that's it," Dzabiradze said.

According to him, not only the authorities, but also the opposition are taking a certain risk in relation to the West, and if the opposition cannot raise a massive wave of protest, it will have to leave the political arena, which will be a disaster for the country.

"Therefore, I think that the opposition should be more careful and analyze everything well until it makes a decision and announces it," Dzabiradze said.

Analyst Gia Abashidze adheres to a similar opinion - he believes that the opposition rally on February 26 will be crowded, but one-off.

At the same time, the analyst added that the "National Movement" and its offshoot parties characterize the holding of mass protests only once a month with the help of regional resources - they bring activists and supporters to the capital from all over the country, who are not excluded that they are fed for free and some are even paid.

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