Speaker proposes initiative to minority MPs
Chairperson of the parliament of Georgia Davit Usupashvili is open for discussing issues regarding the firmness of the foreign policy course of the country in the frames of the work of the constitutional commission.
Usupashvili voiced his initiative in his conclusive speech after political debates held in the parliament yesterday. He proposed including the issue in the agenda of the constitutional commission, which would be formed soon.
`Let`s form a constitutional commission and include the issue of determining mechanisms of protecting constitution and any other issue tied with the foreign policy priorities that can be ever written in the constitution, but before that I am waiting for your response on the document, which Tedo Japaridze has sent to you. Let`s work on this document and accept it if you are really interested in these issues,` Davit Usupashvili said.
MP Bobokhidze from the opposition said it would have been better if these initiatives were voiced from the very beginning instead of conducting oppression of the opposition.
`If we had a feeling from the very beginning that the constitution will be amended by cooperation and not by violence, it would have been better and we would have not wasted o ne more day uselessly; However, it is good that the majority realizes that if they want to make their work effective, it is possible only by constructive cooperation with the minority and not with pressure,` Bobokhidze said.
Parliamentary minority offered the majority to adopt constitutional amendments, which would oblige any government of Georgia to maintain western oriented foreign policy course, aspiration to join NATO and Euro-Atlantic organizations.