Georgia, Tbilisi, Jan. 6 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
Receiving the applications from those willing to participate in the contest for three seats in the Central Election Commission was launched in the Georgian presidential administration on Dec. 31, 2009 and will complete on January 8, 2010, press-speaker of the Georgian president Manana Manjgaladze said at a briefing today.
She said after term of receiving the documents expires, the special committee will choose three candidates for each of three seats. In his turn, the president will submit two candidates chosen by the Commission for parliamentary approval no later than January 11.
As to candidates for the position of the Central Election Commission chairman, consultations must be held with non-governmental sector in accordance with the agreement. As a result of consultations, three candidates should be elected. Later they will be introduced to the opposition parties by the president. The final decision will be taken by them. This will be the first precedent when the CEC chairman is elected by the opposition.
"The preparatory phase of consultations between the President and non-governmental sector has been already launched. The first meeting will be fixed soon," Manana Manjgaladze said.
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