Alasania demands veto on the decision of the parliament on the status of churches
Leader of the opposition party "Our Georgia - Free Democrats" and the ambassador of Georgia to UN in the past Irakli Alasania made a claim to veto amendments to the Civil Code approved by Parliament on the eve. As the "Georgia-News" reported, by these amendments religious associations of Georgia get a status of legal entity of public law.
"I urge Saakashvili to use the veto not to sign the bill, which was adopted by the one-party parliament. We should to begin a public debate on this issue" - said Alasania in an interview.
The leader of a social movement "Solidarity to Illegal Detainees" Eka Beselia addressed to president of Georgia a similar appeal.
According to the Georgian Patriarchate, the current parliament's decision will result negative consequences both for the church and for the state.
Recall, The Georgian parliament has given status of legal entity to all churches which enjoy a similar status in the member countries of the Council of Europe.