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Compiled by Tato Gachechiladze
Wednesday, December 19
How presidentís fund was spent?

Liberali reports that according to Georgian Young Lawyers' Association (GYLA), a large amount of money from the presidentís reserve fund was spent without explanation. In 2010 the amount was 20, 591,792 millionĖ 38% of the entire reserve fund. In 2011 it was 16,571,714 million or 34%.

As a result of the research, it became clear that in 2010, the largest share from the presidentís reserve funds was 12,890,824 GEL (23. 6%) allocated for concerts, musical and other cultural events.

In 2011, the largest share was GEL 8,080,164 (16.3%); this money was spent on swimming pools, boulevards, stadiums, parks and cottage construction. The GYLA thinks the parliamentary elections in 2012 had its impact on the reserve fundís expenditure.

Lawyers point out that the current legislation does not provide direct designation for a reserve fund and financial management is absolutely free.

What determined NDI research results?

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) published another research result of political parties. According to the survey, 63% of respondents supported Georgian Dream; 10% National Movement and 10% refused to answer and 8 % did not know what to say.

Recalling that similar surveys NDI published periodically according to previous research, the public reaction was United National Movement 37%; Georgian Dream 12%; and the Christian Democratic Movement 3%.

Rezonansi asked this question to the society:

Nodar Natadze (philologist): NDI is publishing results of the surveys for quite a time, but I donít trust their results.

Dodo Khurtsilava (theater critic): the previous research was wrong. Ivanishvili goes forward slowly. People want justice and I am sure everything will be ok.

Tea Tutberidze (Liberty Institute member): the previous result of NDIís research showed high support for the United National Movement, but the results of election where different.

Gia Bugadze (artist): times change and the opinions change too.

Irma Sokhadze (singer): I think people who answered the question before the elections where scared. Now they openly say what they think.