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Pikria Chikhradze: Bidzina Ivanishvili's Statements Seriously Threaten Georgia’s Democratic Developm

Pikria Chikhradze: Bidzina Ivanishvili's Statements Seriously Threaten Georgia’s Democratic Development

Pikria Chikhradze, Political Secretary of President Margvelashvili has assessed Bidzina Ivanishvili’s recent statement, highlighting that his words seriously threaten Georgia’s democratic development.
According to Pikria Chikhradze, the leader of the ruling party that holds a constitutional majority and controls everything, was yesterday giving direct instructions to the ruling party, the parliamentary majority, the government and local self-governments that media and non-governmental organizations harm the country’s current condition and it is better to fight against them. “This seriously damages the country’s democracy,” she added.
"If Bidzina Ivanishvili does not want to punish criminals and this is the overall political mood – they will not be punished no matter what crime they have committed be it a murder, business oppression, media attack, racket, or others. Bidzina Ivanishvili gave a green light to everyone because he thinks so and therefore no one, including law enforcement officials and political actors should think differently,” Pikria Chikhradze said, stressing that Bidzina Ivanishvili’s statements imply directives and instructions on the Russian-Georgian war.
"When one of the presidential candidates spoke about this issue, we witnessed public concerns and we saw clearly that these are also directives of the ruling party. The Ministry of Internal Affairs or any other agency, taking part in international relations should not communicate this message. We are all aware that this is an anti-Georgian, anti-state message, which unfortunately comes from the leader of the ruling party,” Pikria Chikhradze said.
Pikria Chikhradze believes that the ruling party plans to win the elections in the first round, despite the fact that researches indicate otherwise. Civil servants were given instructions on how and where to work on the election day.