Georgian Parliament doesn’t consider what Venice Commission says
Mikheil Machavariani, the first Vice Speaker of the Georgian Parliament, stated MPs wouldn't wait for recommendations of the Venice Commission on amending the Constitution.
He stated the draft is planned to be adopted to October 15th.
Machavariani added Mps actively cooperated with the Commission and presented it the document adopted in the second reading.
Pavle Kublashvii, the chairman of the Legal Committee of the Parliament noted the commission's authorities include consideration of the ready and adopted drafts.
Jondi Bagaturia, the representative of the opposition, claimed he sees the situation the Constitution is adopted by the MPs of two parties, as inadmissible, and claimed the issue demands the consensus of a wide political range.
Site of the Commission says: "The Venice Commission would like to stress in this regard that, although several preliminary recommendations made by the rapporteurs during the preparation of this opinion appear to have been taken into account by the Georgian authorities, it appears as essential for a future and effective co-operation that the Georgian parliament should await the final opinion of the Venice Commission and take it into careful consideration before proceeding with the final adoption of the constitutional amendments under consideration."
The draft of the new Constitution was criticized by opposition.
"With the help of the Constitutional reform dangerous changes are being implemented in Georgia, they mean the introduction of political monarchism of Mikheil Saakashvili", the statement of the opposition says.
According to the statements of the president, with these amendments the country will shift to another system of democratization. He claims the president would no longer rule on his own, and power will be redistributed.