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President’s annual address postponed

by | Feb 7, 2013
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Speaker of Parliament Davit Usupashvili. (Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch — The president’s annual speech to parliament is postponed indefinitely.

This is a decision made by the ruling coalition. Speaker of Parliament Davit Usupashvili today said consultations had been held and a decision was made to not hold the president’s speech tomorrow.

He said the president will have the opportunity to use his constitutional right and address parliament, but the position of the majority is to have it after a decision has been made regarding constitutional amendments.

“We respect the Georgian constitution, including the president’s rights, but we also respect ourselves,” he said.

Ye the date is not set, but majority wants to achieve political agreement and make a decision soon.

The president’s annual speech was scheduled for 14:00 on February 8.

Davit Bakradze, former speaker of parliament who today represents the minority in parliament, said the National Movement and the president were ready for tomorrow’s address – the president was ready to make a speech, while the minority was ready for political debates.

“Today we heard the position of the majority, which as it seems, isn’t ready for the speech and for debates. OK, the majority makes a decision and we accept their position as a fact,” he said.

The president’s annual speech to parliament is postponed indefinitely.

This is a decision made by the ruling coalition. Speaker of Parliament Davit Usupashvili today said consultations had been held and a decision was made to not hold the president’s speech tomorrow.

He said the president will have the opportunity to use his constitutional right and address parliament, but the position of the majority is to have it after a decision has been made regarding constitutional amendments.

“We respect the Georgian constitution, including the president’s rights, but we also respect ourselves,” he said.

Ye the date is not set, but majority wants to achieve political agreement and make a decision soon.

The president’s annual speech was scheduled for 14:00 on February 8.

Davit Bakradze, former speaker of parliament who today represents the minority in parliament, said the National Movement and the president were ready for tomorrow’s address – the president was ready to make a speech, while the minority was ready for political debates.

“Today we heard the position of the majority, which as it seems, isn’t ready for the speech and for debates. OK, the majority makes a decision and we accept their position as a fact,” he said.



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