|Georgian opposition leader meets with president|
|June 10, 2009|
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) - A Georgian opposition leader is calling for new, more agressive protests to force President Mikhail Saakashvili to resign.
Levan Gachechiladze made the statement after a meeting with Saakashvili that ended in the early hours of Wednesday.
He told reporters that Saakashvili isn't interested in any compromise with the opposition. He also said demonstrators should step up their protests to force Saakashvili to resign.
Opposition forces have protested daily since April 9. They blame Saakashvili for last year's disastrous war with Russia, among other things.
Georgia's location astride a key energy route has made it a focus of geopolitical rivalry between Russia and the West.
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