M.Saakashvili has refused to leave a presidential palacethe President of Georgia Michael Saakashvili is not going to leave presidential residence. On it has informed at a briefing in Tbilisi a press - the secretary of head of the state Manana Mandzhgaladze.
the Presidential palace is not the property of citizen Michael Saakashvili, and belongs to presidential institute according to democracy and the Constitution - has explained M.Mandzhgaladze.
the Press - the secretary also has reminded that M.Saakashvili`s presidential term expires after carrying out of presidential election in October 2013γ. As she said, normal functioning of various state institutes is a part of democracy of all normal countries.
earlier today the prime minister - the minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili has demanded from M.Saakashvili to leave presidential residence. He has declared that the maintenance of a presidential palace manages to the Georgian budget the expensive. Expenses on service of the president very big. Only illumination of its palace constructed on money of the different ministries, manages in a year in 800 thousand chests (about 500 thousand dollars) - he has told.
as he said, the presidential residence on the area is equal in a building of the state office to residence of the prime minister. let it will be kind and will move. This palace in the future belongs to me as to the first person of the country, but I am not going to use it - the Georgian prime minister has underlined. He also has informed that at the former power from the city budget of Tbilisi not clear projects, holidays, concerts, building of different not clear buildings " were often financed; now to it the end too will be put.
as the Minister of Defence of Georgia has in turn added Irakly Alasanija, its department not begins any more finance service of the presidential plane which monthly manages in 500 thousand dollars It, from our point of view, the wrong and no-purpose expense, and we, possibly, will be released from this duty - the head of defensive department of Georgia has told.
the Presidential palace is in area Avlabari Tbilisi. The building has been constructed at the initiative of M.Saakashvili in 2004 - 2009γγ. The author of the project is George Batiashvili.