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CE proposes to cut Georgian President’s authorities2010-02-04 16:09
Gianni Buquicchio, the chairman of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, staying in Georgia with a visit, at today's press conference in Tbilisi criticized the new edition of the Georgian Constitution and proposed to cut the rights of the President - the Vedomosti.gt-en-newsitem-inside
Buquicchio believes that equal rights of all the three branches of power should be provided by easing the dependence of the Parliament from the President and granting MPs authority to control the head state, and also by providing more independence to court.
In his view, an independent court is a pre-requisite of democratic state.
The Commission chairman thinks the new Constitution of Georgia must be adopted on the basis of wide consensus of all political parties and forces of the country. He added the conclusion on the new draft of Georgian Constitution will be ready early spring.