The statement also said that “senators, distinguished by their friendship with the National Movement, have threatened us with the cessation of American funding.” “We remind the public that most of the American funding goes to non-governmental organizations, which means that this money is not used for our country, but for their own agents,” the movement noted.
The statement also said that “a state that is not governed in accordance with the principles of democracy, popular sovereignty and the separation of powers is not a full-fledged state.” Power of the People also noted that “in the modern world, these concepts have undergone a complete perversion,” and cited the United States of America and Europe as examples.
According to the same statement, the topic of EU candidate status was “invented for us” to grant status to Ukraine and Moldova, but not to Georgia, which was “conceived as the main tool for overthrowing the government and establishing an agentocracy in Georgia.”
The Power of the People also stressed that it would soon prepare its own proposals for regulating the financing of non-governmental organizations “in accordance with the best Western practices.”
Comment by Irakli Kobakhidze
Georgian Dream Chairman Irakli Kobakhidze reacted to the initiative of former party members to bring financing of the non-governmental sector into a “strict legal framework” and said that “the death of the non-governmental sector” is not their goal.
“We will see what the content of the initiative is, we will judge based on this. Nobody wants anyone to die,” he stressed, adding that “when (the initiative) is presented, any initiative, including this one, will be considered in accordance with the regulations.”
“I read (their statement), they say they want to offer something in line with the best Western practices. Let’s see what it is, how it corresponds to Western practice, and discuss,” said Irakli Kobakhidze.
Note: The material was updated on November 18, 2022 at 17:00 in accordance with the statement of the Chairman of the Georgian Dream, Irakli Kobakhidze.