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Saakashvili: Georgia has a democratic transfer of power2012-06-06 13:46
Georgia has already started a democratic transfer of power and the parliamentary election in October will confirm this, President Mikheil Saakashvili said at a joint press conference with the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Batumi, the GHN reported.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"In Georgia, there is a democratic transfer of power, about which Hillary Clinton spoke. I mean that we have mayor in Tbilisi who is being elected in direct election, representatives of the City Council are also directly elected", Saakashvili said.
"We have transferred our Parliament to Kutaisi, and you can see that we are transferring similar structures to the regions which become stronger after this", the head of Georgia said.
"Some rather serious institutions have already become firmly established in Georgia. And that's all it means is that we are focused on institutions rather than individuals. Based on these future political plans, it is important to say what would the institutions engaged in", he said.
"In addition, I had the opportunity to talk about what reforms should be completed by the end of my second term as president, and frankly, this process is under way now, and basing on this, decision of my people that we must respect is the most important thing for me, and it will change everything", Mikheil Saakashvili added.