The republicans deny their financing by Ivanishvili
Billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili doesn't personally finance the Republican Party of Georgia, he does it as a legal entity, said one of the leaders of the Party Tina Khidasheli, "Georgia News" reported.
"Bidzina Ivanishvili is not a citizen of Georgia and, accordingly, the Republican Party does not receive funding from him as an individual. We receive funding from legal entities, and one of the founders of these entities is Bidzina Ivanishvili, as well as, for example, Kakha Kaladze (well-known Georgian footballer), from whom we get the funding", Khidasheli said.
In turn, the representative of the "Free Democrats" Victor Dolidze assured that the information on sources of financing parties will be released in February 2012.
"Free Democrats" always act within the law, and in February the society, under the law, will be able to obtain information on the financing of our party. In February, information about the sources of funding political parties will be published", he said.