TBILISI, DFWatch–Irina Imerlishvili, a member of parliament from the Georgian Dream coalition, will be new secretary of Georgia’s National Security Council.
She confirmed to journalists that she has received such an offer and accepted, which means that as soon as Giorgi Margvelashvili is sworn in as new president, he will have the power to appoint a new secretary.
Giga Bokeria, the current secretary, plans to resign before the inauguration.
“This will be a qualitatively different Security Council than we had before. We will have a qualitatively different president and a new constitution will come into force,” she said on Friday.
“We have to first pass the amendment about the Security Council, and then we will continue to reorganize and work at the council.”
The new president will have reduced power compared to previously, and along with that, the power of the Security Council will also be reduced.
Imerlishvili was elected into parliament on the party list of the Georgian Dream coalition in the parliamentary election in October 2012. She currently chairs the parliamentary committee on procedures and rules.
Before the election she was regional and election secretary of the Republican Party, which is part of the Georgian Dream coalition.
Imerlishvili was deputy justice minister from October 2000 to December 2003.