TBILISI, DFWatch – The head of parliament’s committee on human rights will replace the head of the audit service.

Davit Bakradze, Speaker of Parliament, announced the decision Tuesday during a visit to Abasha, small town in the Samegrelo region.

The audit service has been at the center of controversy lately. It is responsible for enforcing a set of new tough rules on party financing.

Levan Bezhashvili left his position as head of the audit service on Monday. He said he wants to help people affected by last week’s hailstorm in the eastern Kakheti region.

He had held the position since 2008. Before, he was a member of parliament and there chaired the judiciary committee.

There are speculations that the ruling party will nominate him as majoritarian candidate for one of the districts in Kakheti.

According to Georgian law, the Speaker of Parliament presents a candidate for the head of the audit service for parliament to approve.

Lasha Tordua will be officially presented as a candidate at a bureau session on Wednesday. Afterwards, parliament will approve him by voting, which is guaranteed by the ruling party holding an absolute majority.

The head of the state audit service is appointed for a 5 year term.