Lawmakers start to discuss amendments to Electoral Code
Georgian lawmakers begin to discuss the amendments to the Electoral Code of Georgia. The inter-faction group will discuss the details of the draft amendments at the sessions of the parliamentary committees.
The amendments will be made to the several laws, including the rise of the minimum threshold for the direct election of the mayors in all self-governing cities - according to the proposed draft, 33% threshold will be imposed for the election of governors and 40% threshold for the election of mayors.
However, yesterday, the Prime Minister of Georgia proposed an initiative on increasing the threshold for the election of mayors up to 50%. Majority MPs have already approved the initiative of Irakli Gharibashvili, while the United National Movement still objects to numerous problems in the electoral legislation.
The President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili is prepared to meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. As the head of the state has said, however, no preparatory works for this meeting have been yet done, neither is the meeting on the agenda.
Reinforced Platoon of the 13th Battalion of I Infantry Brigade of GAF returned to homeland from Afghanistan. Military servicemen of “Shavnabada” battalion had been carrying out ISAF international mission under the U.S. Command on the base “Phoenix” for 8 months.
The President of Georgia has held meeting with the Head of the NATO Liaison Office in Georgia, NATO/PFP Liaison Officer in South Caucasus, Mr.William Lahue. The parties discussed Georgia`s prospects for NATO integration, also the regional security issues amid the crisis in Ukraine.
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs warns the citizens of Georgia to be careful about accepting the citizenship of the Russian Federation. First Deputy Minister Davit Zalkaliani has commented on the reports about simplification of the procedures for granting Russian citizenships to the citizens of the former Soviet Republics.