Georgian Unified National Movement party to give its 65% financing to opposition and NGOs
Georgia, Tbilisi, Dec. 29 / Trend , N.Kirtskhalia /The parliamentary majority put forwards a new initiative on financing of political parties of Georgia, Speaker David Bakradze said at a special briefing.
The essence of proposals of deputies from the governing Unified national movement governing party consist in the fact that all political parties, which, until now did not obtain financing from the Public budget, must obtain it. Furthermore, parliamentarians proposed to all political parties, which obtained financing to the present day, to increase the volume of funds. Financing also must touch non-government sector and NGOs.
The only party, which will be deprived of
the basic financing, is the Unified national movement. These funds will go on
support of other parties and NGOs.
According to Bakradze, the governing party will receive only 35% instead of assumed by the law of 100% financing. "We take this step on our own will. I think that this will make it possible to strengthen oppositional parties, and I hope that this law will be accepted prior to the end of the year and since 2009 will appear the possibility of financing the party on the new basis", the Georgian Speaker said.
The Georgian Anti Crisis Council will hold discussions on the draft law on financing of parties. Parliament approved the draft law on financing of political unions of citizens excluding 30 chapters at the second hearing.
Parliament must approve the bill on financing of political unions of citizens including 30 chapters at the special meeting on Dec. 30.
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