Georgian Constitution to announce South Ossetia as Tskhinvali region
The Georgian Constitution will not include a term "South Ossetia". This decision was made at the second session of the working group on territorial integrity and local self government of the Constitutional commission.
The Georgian Constitution will issue a specific status to this region with autonomous rights, but not under the name "South Ossetia", Chair of the group Kachi Kurashvili said.
The Constitution will determine the status of the autonomous republics Adjaria and Abkhazia in general form. Later, these republics will adopt their own constitutions relevant to the Georgian Constitution.
The Constitution should allow asymmetry towards competence of Adjaria and Abkhazia, which means that one of them will gain more rights, Kurashvili added.
The working group on territorial establishment and the advisers' council unanimously supported principle of the Georgian territorial integrity. Georgia will consist of 13 administrative-territorial units including the autonomous republics Adjaria and Abkhazia, Tskhinvali region with its specific status and Tbilisi district.
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