president’s power to dissolve parliament

Ivanishvili dares Saakashvili to announce new election

By | April 10th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s prime minister Bidzina Ivanishvili has a clear message to President Mikheil Saakashvili: If you want to dismiss the government and announce a new election for parliament, go ahead and see what happens. Ivanishvili said he would welcome […]

Parliament to discuss president’s powers today

By | February 5th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — A set of constitutional amendments are set to be debated in parliament today Tuesday. The amendments have been through a public hearing process with town hall type meetings around the country. The Judiciary Committee will discuss it […]

Georgia to listen more to CoE advice when changing laws

By | January 30th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Venice Commission President Gianni Buquicchio (left) and Speaker of Parliament Davit Bakradze (far right). (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch — The Georgian Speaker of Parliament promises that his country will not adopt constitutional changes that are not in line with recommendations by the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission. After meeting with Venice Commission President Gianni […]

Saakashvili’s party ceases work in constitutional commission

By | January 26th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

The National Movement’s Giorgi Tevdoradze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch — President Mikheil Saakashvili’s party has ceased work in the commission organizing public hearings about proposed constitutional changes. The National Movement party’s representatives say the reason is that they dislike statements made by the […]

Tight security around Kutaisi hearing

By | January 17th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Another public hearing is ongoing in Kutaisi to discuss constitutional amendments about changing the location of parliament and limiting the president’s power. Members of parliament from the majority Georgian Dream and the minority National […]

GD: Saakashvili can dissolve parliament, not dismiss gov’t

By | January 8th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Parliament will go back to work from mid-January in order to start work on a bill about constitutional amendments which will prevent the president from dismissing the government. Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili’s government proposes to change […]