Georgia, Tbilisi, Feb. 20 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
The talks between the parliamentary majority and the minority regarding the amendments to the Constitution did not give any results, speaker of the Georgian Parliament David Usupashvili said at a special briefing on Wednesday.
He said in the course of negotiations with the minority leader David Bakradze all the questions were harmonized on the changes to the Constitution, but as the minority put forward a requirement concerning amnesty of detained officials of the former government which is not related to the Constitution, the negotiations ended in an impasse.
"We could never agree with this and this is why the negotiations were suspended, but I am grateful to our partners in the negotiations," he said.
Usupashvili said the demand for amnesty covered 1,500 officials.
"We were ready to agree only under one condition - the officials have to confess their fault and not held positions in government service for five years. However, they demanded complete amnesty for all, except the president, cabinet members and deputies," Usupashvili said.
Parliament speaker noted that the dialogue with the opposition continues, but he also works on alternative proposals.
"Agreement can be reached with the opposition, if they are willing to do so," he said.
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