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Opposition doesn't count on better financing of parties2009-06-25 18:38
Non-parliamentary opposition expects nothing new from Mikheil Saakashvili's initiative on increase in annual financing of political parties.gt-en-newsitem-inside
Manana Nachkbia, one of the New Rights party leaders, said this issue must not be "the subject for political speculations and measure for punishing opposition political parties".
She said in the two recent months the monthly financing of the parties from the budget [over 4 000 dollars], has been stopped.
"That's another method of punishing", she said and underlined the authorities repeatedly demonstrated the way they use the law in their political purposes.
Soso Shateberashvli , the Labour party member, proposed his scheme for state financing of the parties: money must be allocated proportionally to the political rating of the organizations.
Pavle Kublashvili, the parliamentary majority MP, the head of the parliamentary Legal Committee, mentioned that financing of parties wasn't allocated as the Parliament couldn't pass the amendments to the law On Financing of Political Parties because of the protest actions staged by the opposition in front of the Parliament building.
The initiative to increase annual financing of opposition political parties, and to establish the special fund for these purposes was presented by Mikheil Saakashvili in autumn 2008. The question is being decided upon.