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Public Commission sees new draft of Constitution as a threat to statehood

2010-09-15 15:20

7571.jpegThe Public Constitutional Commission demands to recall the new Constitution draft from the Parliament - Trend.

In their view, it contains a threat for Georgian statehood.

Amendments to the Constitution aren't equitable to the interests of the society, and no actual public opinion research was held, the Commission adds.

Among the drawbacks they note the executive power branch being torn into two, undermining the Parliament and deprivation of its function of executive power control.

In opinion of Vakhtang Khmaladze, the expert in Constitution issues, the new main law can cause a lasting political crisis in the country, as the project itself is an attempt of preserving power by the present-day forces.

The Public Constitutional Commission members intend to discuss it with Venice Commission.

Yet to pass the parliamentary barrier the draft must be endorsed by two thirds of the MPs - no less than 100. The pro-governmental United National Movement is represented with 102 MPs, and it's quite enough for voting.

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