President: My task is to preserve reforms held in Georgia
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 14 / corr Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Mikhail Saakashvili stated that the key task is to preserve reforms held in the country.
"My task is not only to save myself or any of my friends in power. My task is preserve reforms held in the country," Saakashvili said.
"Obviously, many leaders will appear and Georgia will have its new president, maximally impressive government, which will defend Georgian people's interests and will under the Georgian people's control," he stressed.
"Who will be that people [in the government]? I'd wish the team of reformers to continue governing the country to make the reforms irreversible. At the same time, I'd wish maximally large number of political parties to take part in these reforms to ensure continuation of reforms even if they come to power, Saakashvili said. We showed that the country does not belong to personalities like Shevardnadze, Saakashvili... It belongs to each of us."
According to the Georgian President's press-service, Saakashvili said the new Constitution of Georgia will "not be cut out under a concrete person" and its key objective is not to remain in power, but to continue reforms which were set up by the currency authorities. "Elections have ended and major debates will be held in connection with which will happen in 2013," Saakashvili said.
Georgia's major purpose is "rapid development", because "slow" growth will be inefficient to strengthen. "Our country has faced big threats and challenges. We could create that which differs what is all around us and therefore, we face much threat - for the first time over the last century we could establish a modern state in the Caucasus," Saakashvili underscored.
The state commission on constitution reforms adopted draft Constitution on May 11. The bill envisages expanding the prime-minister's authorities through those of president's. The bill, which is first to be approved at the parliament, is at the initial stage and may undergo some changes. The document caused many suppositions, hinting at Saakashvili's intention to remain in power after the expiration of his term of presidency and to take the position of PM. These suppositions were confirmed in Saakashvili's interview for French newspaper Le Monde, when he stated that he was thinking of PM position, "while the issue seems too vague for now".