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Saakashvili to hold state of the nation address Tuesday night

by | Feb 27, 2012

TBILISI, DFWatch – The Georgian president will make his annual speech to parliament tomorrow, February 28, at 20:00.

Speaker of Parliament Davit Bakradze announced this today at a bureau session.

“The best air time was picked for the president’s visit and speech in parliament,” he said.

Bakradze noted that the president will visit the parliament at eight in the evening and speak about significant issues concerning the country’s current situation.

There will be a debate after the president’s speech, in accordance with parliament’s regulation. The president is free to talk as long as he wants, then there will be a break, and then the debate will start.

During the debate, 45 minutes will be allocated for the majority and minority’s speeches respectively. 15 minutes is allocated for each faction and the Speaker of Parliament, who is also head of the proceedings. Ten minutes is given to the deputy speaker, and five minutes for members of parliament who are not a member of any faction.

Faction, majority and minority defines the number of people who has the right to make an address and the formula for distributing the time among them; who and how long time they may take the stand will be made public tomorrow.

At today’s bureau session it was only decided that within the time slot set aside for factions, Gia Tsagareishvili, the head of the faction Unity for Justice will make his speech first.

In addition, Bakradze noted that the whole proceedings will be broadcast live by the Georgian Public Broadcaster, available online at iptv.ge.



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