Georgian Dream is trying to seize the National Bank this time - the accusations against the President and limiting her powers are another attempt to seize the state, Tina Bokuchava, the chairman of the National Movement faction, told journalists about this.
According to Bokuchava, the process started regarding the National Bank is very dangerous for the country, because its independence is very important for financial and economic stability.
"Until now, Bidzina Ivanishvili had no direct influence on the National Bank - at least to the degree that he is trying to obtain now.
Ivanishvili's regime is becoming more and more autocratic every day. This is how our partners evaluate the current regime," Tina Bokuchava said.
The political council of the Georgian Dream party issued a statement earlier today, according to which, "there are clear signs that the President of Georgia is purposefully obstructing the regular activities of the National Bank with its actions."
As mentioned in the statement, “consultations between the ruling team and the President have already taken place, after which the President of Georgia confirmed her readiness to present the candidacy of Lasha Khutsishvili as one of the members of the board of the National Bank. During the consultations, specific dates were announced - February, March 8, etc. However, she violated all the agreed deadlines and she has not presented a candidate for membership of the board of the National Bank to the Parliament until now."