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Saakashvili to hold state of the nation address from library

by | Feb 8, 2013

TBILISI, DFWatch — Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili will address the nation from the National Library instead of from parliament.

Saakashvili should have held his annual address on Friday, but the event was postponed by the ruling Georgian Dream coalition.

His spokesperson Manana Manjgaladze said at a press conference Thursday that the president will hold the speech which he had prepared for his rescheduled visit to the legislative body.


“Considering that on the prime minister’s demand, the majority refused to hear the report from the president which is defined by the constitution, the president made a decision to address the population from the National Library, and hold the same speech which he should have held at the legislative body,” she said.

The speech is planned for the second half of the day, but the exact time is not yet known.

Speaker of Parliament Davit Usupashvili said Thursday that the president’s annual visit to parliament is postponed, as the majority wants to first wait for some results in the review process about constitutional amendments.

It is not known if the president will visit parliament or not this year.



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