No results after Georgian opposition meets parliament speaker

The meeting between the Georgian opposition leaders and the speaker of parliament, Nino Burdjanadze, has produced no result.  The opposition did not get answers to their questions and demands to cancel the state of emergency, to restore the operation of all the media and to stop prosecuting opposition activists.

The sides have only agreed to resume talks on Monday, reports Interfax.

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili declared the state of emergency following the mass protest actions of the opposition suppressed by security agencies. At the same time, he announced an early presidential poll to take place in January 2008.

Commentators maintain that the opposition has very little time to spin off a single candidate who would successfully challenge Saakashvily at the next presidential elections.