Georgia celebrates the 16th anniversary of Constitution
Sakartvelo celebrated the 16th anniversary of adoption of the Constitution of the country on August 24. As recalled by "Georgia-News", the main law of the country was approved at the extraordinary session of parliament on August 24, 1995. The supreme legislative body of Georgia was headed by ex-President Eduard Shevardnadze.
After the adoption of the Constitution Georgia had hosted parliamentary and presidential elections. The powers of the new parliament and the president were determined by the new Constitution.
In February 2004, after the "Rose Revolution", a number of amendments was made to the Constitution. After that Cabinet of Ministers appeared, the president gained the right to appoint the prime minister and dissolve parliament. He became Supreme Commander in Chief of the country and received the right to appoint members of the National Security Council and a chief of staff.
October 15 last year, the Georgian parliament adopted new amendments to the Constitution. According to them, since 2013, Georgia should move to a new model of governance.
Despite the anniversary, the Day of the Constitution is not a state holiday in Georgia.