Special commissions are beginning discussion of two amendments to the constitution of Georgia - one about the restriction of the authority to the president and the other - return of the parliament of Georgia from Kutaisi to Tbilisi. The first session of the commissions is underway at the Tbilisi Public Service Hall. Vice speaker Manana Kobakhidze has made definitions about the constitutional amendments regarding the restriction of the president`s authority. She says it is necessary to provide balance between parliamentary and presidential governance and to avoid political crisis in the country. `The constitutional norms, which are in force at present, somehow create danger of political crisis. In order to avoid such situations until October 2013 [until presidential election], such amendments are necessary. The idea of these amendments is that the president will not be able to appoint prime minister and the government unilaterally, in case he dismisses the parliament; if he does so, the current government will work until new parliament is elected and until the new cabinet is approved by the new parliament. This is the best means for maintaining balance between parliament and the president,` Manana Kobakhidze has said. As for the location of the legislative government, Zviad Dzidziguri from the majority says even the minority members support the idea to return the parliament to Tbilisi.
Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili has confirmed that the detention of former Prime Minister Vano Merabishvili was briefly discussed at the meeting with diplomatic corps today. Prime Minister told journalists after the meeting that they mostly focused on the basic problems of the country and the ways for their solution.
Prime Minister has sent official document to the president to confirm the candidacy of Shalva Pipia as the minister of agriculture. The previous minister resigned from his position due to a scandal of machinations revealed in the ministry, which ended in detention of several employs.
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Chief prosecutor of Georgia has reiterated after the statement of the Prime Minister that the interrogation of the president was quite expectable. In the interview with the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper...
Vice Prime Minister and Energy Minister, Kakha Kaladze has confirmed that the investigation of one of the most high-profile murder cases - murder of Sandro Girgvliani has been over and he did not rule out that currently detained ex-prime minister Vano Merabishvili might face new charges for connection with this crime.
Georgian nationals residing in Germany assembled outside the Georgian embassy to condemn the violence that occurred during a two opposing rallies in Tbilisi on May 17. Local human rights NGOs were also present at the demonstration.
U.S. Secretary of State congratulates Georgian people on the Independence Day. The statement, John Kerry emphasizes importance of the partnership between Georgia and the United States. The official statement was published on the website of the Department of State.