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Ruling party dismisses political tasks being given to kindergarten heads

By Messenger Staff
Tuesday, October 10
The Georgian Dream ruling party has released a statement in which the party denies giving any political tasks to kindergarten principles.

The party stressed that Georgian Dream has refused the usage of any administrative resources as well as primary and secondary education staff for the party interests.

Georgian Dream stated that involving schools and kindergartens’ staff in the election process was characteristic for the United National Movement leadership but not for the Georgian Dream authorities.

Studio Monitor, an investigate journalism platform, has carried out a journalistic investigation, which allegedly revealed the facts of public servants’ engagement in the pre-election campaign.

Namely, the journalists of the Studio Monitor called the principals of the kindergartens acting as if they were from the Kindergarten Management Agency.

The conversation shows that the principals confirmed information about gathering supporters for the ruling Georgian Dream (GD) party and then presenting the list to the Kindergarten Agency.

Later, the same principals rejected the conversation touched upon the elections and GD supporters.

There were several facts regarding this, namely when the TV journalists “caught” a group of kindergarten teachers rushing to the meeting with the Georgian Dream representatives participating in the upcoming local elections.

The fact that the issue of giving political tasks to the school and kindergarten employees has been publicized is already negative.

Of course, compared to the United National Movement, the Georgian Dream addresses such measures less frequently, but, as it appears, the Georgian leading political forces cannot totally refuse a potential “breach.”

This does not bode well for GD, as the country’s main party must be focused on the present and future and not on the past.