IT’S THE PRESIDENT WHO IS ACTIVE TODAY’
02 February, 2012
IT’S THE PRESIDENT WHO IS ACTIVE TODAY’

‘I have no idea about the incident in Sachkhere (a region in Western Georgia, homeland of Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, a  new face in Georgian politics), I wasn’t in Georgia. I am from Sachkhere myself and if anybody wanted to inform me, he’d do it. It seems they are clarifying this matter themselves’, said Mikheil Machavariani, Parliamentary Vice-Speaker.

Q. – The aggrieved people say how the punitive forces dealt shortly with them for calling ‘long live Bidzina Ivanishvili.

A.– I’d tell you

if I knew.
Q. – The authorities will obviously fight for victory there with special zeal because it is Ivanishvili’s native region.
A.– We are winning because we are adequate to the problems that people face.
Q. – In the resolution of Human Rights Watch there are many critical remarks about Georgia. It’s also written there that media is restricted here, etc.
A. – We pay great attention to international organizations’ assessments. Thus we’ll scrutinize each remark regarding Georgia and have adequate reaction. I remember your indignation about the ‘Kviris Palitra’ and I told you that nothing was threatening the newspaper, it would go on to be printed unless it had financial problems, that you were facing no sanctions; wasn’t I right?
Q. – But the inspection of ‘PalitraMedia’ hasn’t ended yet, it’s halted for unspecified time.
A. – Let’s wait for the final conclusion but in the meanwhile you had no problem in printing or distribution.
Q. – ‘National Movement’ published the results of polling by Greenberg Quinlan Rosen Research, an American company, in which the answer to the question – if tomorrow there were Parliamentary elections, whom would you vote for -  65% of population  would support ‘National Movement’, 25%  - ‘Georgian Dream’, 4% - Christian-Democrats, 1% - Laborites, Alasania’s team and Republicans. Do you think your party will gain this high percentage?
A. – This company is ‘National Movement’s’ partner since 2008; it’s one of the most reputable and reliable companies and we trust it. The results will be good when we are adequate to our citizens’ problems. Probably you’ll confirm that it’s the President and ‘National Movement’ who are active today.

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