‘SAAKASHVILI WON’T BECOME PRIME MINISTER’
01 December, 2011
‘SAAKASHVILI WON’T BECOME PRIME MINISTER’

Leader of ‘New Rights’ about Bidzina Ivanishvili

From the following interview with Davit Gamkrelidze you will learn why the attitude  of ‘New Rights’ is always skeptical; what he thinks about political step made by Bidzina Ivanishvili and  in what capacity he sees Mikheil Saakashvili in the new Parliament. 

 

Q. – What is unacceptable for you in the position of newly-turned-politician billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili?

D.G. – Unacceptable ideas are: ‘I need absolute majority in the Parliament’; ‘those who aren’t with me are against me

and in alliance with the authorities’. They indicate that the threats that we witnessed during Saakashvili’s rule are expected on the part of Ivanishvili as well.

Q. – Some opponents blame Ivanishvili of being in secret alliance with the authorities.

D.G. – It’s obvious that there is no alliance. I don’t know Ivanishvili so well as to make conclusion whether he came to politics due to somebody’s prompting or as a result of his own emotional urge. But I know for sure that he wouldn’t make such a decision on the basis of only his son’s advice.

Even if Ivanishvili hadn’t said that he wouldn’t cooperate with the ‘New Rights’ I wouldn’t collaborate with him either, just like with the ex-Speaker of Parliament Nino Burjanadze. We can’t cross out her past. This is the case with regard to Ivanishvili who was financial and political supporter of the authorities and even discussed with them the issue of entering Tskhinvali.

Q. – Probably Ivanishvili refused to cooperate with you and the Christian Democrats because you were accused of disintegration of the ‘Eight’ alliance. Was it  worth of accepting the authorities’ proposal, part of which they have taken back?

D.G. – Saying that we let somebody down and ruined the ‘Eight’ is a slander. The ‘Eight’ was set up to negotiate election code with the authorities. If we disintegrated the ‘Eight’ why did the same thing happen with the ‘Six’? The authorities made more than one concession to us: the proportion of MPs in the Parliament elected through the party lists and majoritarin deputies will be 107/83; setting up of state commission for eleborating the voters’ list is also important.

Q. – The ‘Rights’ have frequently protected businesses but you haven’t protested against the pressure on Ivanishvili…

D.G. – Ivanishvili has no business in Georgia and it’s a big minus.

Q. – But he has the ‘Kartu’ bank.

D.G. – I can more actively protect ‘Kviris Palitra’ when it faces assault as a business. If a representative of big business doesn’t go into politics, he has sweet relations with authorities. This was the case with Ivanishvili too. Before shifting to politics he did whatever he desired. Now he is in politics and thus - unacceptable.

Q. – What would you say if Saakashvili stays as Prime Minister?

D.G. – Saakashvili won’t become Prime Minister. Future Parliament will most likely be a multi-party one. In case ‘National Movement’ enters it, I will let him be the leader of a minority faction.

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