Georgian Labor Party seeks ways to limit Georgian President's right to run for PM
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 21 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
Mikheil Saakashvili must not have the right to hold high-ranking position once again after the expiration of the presidency, Georgian Labourites said. This provision was included in the bill of constitutional changes made by the party in the Parliament in 2002.
A meeting with chairman of state constitutional commission Avtandil Demetrashvili was held in the office of the Labour Party. These issues were discussed there.
According to the Labor leader Shalva Natelashvili, the creation of this commission Saakashvili has certified its desire "to remain permanently in power."
According to Labourites' leader Shalva Natelashvili, Saakashvili has certified his desire to remain permanently in power by creating this commission.
"We demand to add a rule to the Constitution which will prohibit the current president to become prime minister or parliament chairman. Otherwise, we will agitate the whole world and all the people of Georgia. In this case, people will have to use the internationally recognized right to rebel against the violent regime," he said.
For his part, chairman of the Constitutional Commission Avtandil Demetrashvili said that he considered Labourites' claim hopeless, since this would be a gross violation of human rights and contradicts the principles of democracy.