Georgia: PM Promises “Many Surprises” for “Foolish” Ex-Defense-Minister Alasania
It may have lost its chief policy crusaders for integration with the West in the course of less than a day, but the Georgian government, with one eye on its political unity and another on the outside world, maintains that everything is still “normal.”
But normalcy comes with multiple definitions.
The crisis that kicked off when former Defense Minister Irakli Alasania charged the government with trying to derail Georgia’s NATO-membership plans is all about one “adventurist, foolish, ambitious” minister, Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili insisted to an early-morning cabinet-meeting on November 6.
He also accused former Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze, who stepped down following the dismissal of Alasania (her brother-in-law), of sabotage.
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