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Compiled by Sopo Datishvili
Wednesday, April 1
Kokoity is dissatisfied

Sakartvelos Respublika reports that the leader of the Tskhinvali puppet regime, Eduard Kokoity, is dissatisfied with the process of assisting people damaged by “Georgian aggression.”

On his webpage Kokoity reports that he raised this matter at a meeting of so-called Ministers and heads of different offices. Kokoity demanded transparency in the process of allotting compensation.

“Those who were damaged should know why they haven’t received their compensation yet. The lists of citizens sent to the Russian Federation and information about how the money will be delivered should be made public via media sources,” Kokoity said.

Conservatives accuse Rustavi 2 of spreading false information

Sakartvelos Respublika writes that the press spokesperson of the Conservative Party, Nino Gabrichidze, has accused the Rustavi 2 TV channel of lying.

Gabrichidze says that on March 26 Rustavi 2 broadcast that at a meeting in Berlin on March 22 German and Polish MPs warned the Georgian opposition not to make their protest violent. She says that the MPs actually warned not the opposition but the Government, advising it not to act unconstitutionally or use violence.

The Conservative Party has asked the channel to be more careful with its statements and underlined that the April 9 demonstrations will be held within the framework of the constitution.

Irakli Okruashvili will be arrested as soon as he arrives

Akhali Taoba reports that according to the head of the Informational-Analytical Centre of the Interior Ministry, Shota Utiashvili, if Georgia’s ex-Defence Minister returns to this country he will be arrested immediately. The criminal case against Okruashvili is not yet closed and he is still charged with corruption and abusing his position.

Gachechiladze still most popular

Rezonansi reports that according to an internet poll it has conducted the most popular politician in the country is still Levan Gachechiladze, the former head of the United Opposition. He collected 32.31% of votes. Of the rest, Gubaz Sanikidze received 17.52%, Irakli Alasania 14.46%, Mikheil Saakashvili 7.34%, Zviad Dzidziguri 4.49% Shalva Natelashvili 3.18%, Irakli Okruashvili 2.74%, Nino Burjanadze 2.52%, Kakha Shartava 1.64% and others 1.64%. 913 people took part in the poll.

Russian and Abkhazian Central Election Commissions sign agreement

24 Saati reports that the CEC of Russia has signed a document of cooperation with the so-called Abkhazian CEC. “The agreement about cooperation will last 5 years,” said Stanislav Vavilov.

“The experience of the Russian Central Election Commission is precious for us,” added Sergey Baghapsh.