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Republicans slogan for elections

By Messenger Staff
Thursday, August 18
Georgia’s parliamentary Republican Party, which intends to take part independently from the ruling coalition in the upcoming, October 8 elections, has held a presentation of the party's election slogan and programme.

The party's slogan is 'Get Free'.

Davit Usupashvili, who currently chairs Georgia’s legislative body and who is the first number on the Republican Party’s election list, said that the main key for problem solution was making the country free in 'many directions'.

"We have so many problems. How can we solve them? What is the first step that we must take in the right direction in order to ensure that we are not confused again by illusions and dreams? What's the first step? The first step is to get free,” Usupashvili said.

“First of all, we must personally get free. Only free people can solve problems. We have to get free from unhealthy ambitions and we will then become more internationally respected; we must become free from envy and we will feel ourselves more successful; we must become free from hatred and we will more easily defeat our enemies. If we become free, we will get stronger and if we get stronger, we will manage to take care of our country together,;we will manage to de-occupy our country and overcome poverty," he said.

The Republican Party stresses and repeats its major intention is Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic path and the country’s democratic advancement.

Usupashvili stressed the party was ready to cooperate with other parties which advocate the same course.

The Republican Party became a member of the current ruling Georgian Dream coalition prior to the 2012 parliamentary race, which was founded by Georgia’s ex-Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili to defeat the nine-year rule of the previous ruling United National Movement Government.

For this year's elections, the ruling Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia party said it is striving to run alone in the race. However, later the party announced it would cooperate with the Conservative Party from the current coalition.

The other parties of the coalition - the Republicans, Industrials and the National Forum - said they would run independently in the upcoming race, while the People’s Party and the Free Democrats left the coalition in 2013 and 2014 respectively.