Georgia opposition leader opposes President's possible returning to power as prime minister
Georgia, Tbilisi, July 3 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Free Democrats Party Leader Irakli Alasania opposes the appointment of President Mikheil Saakashvili as prime minister after the expiration of his term. Party members Tea Tsulukiani and Zurab Abashidze presented a special project to the constitutional commission July 2.
Tsulukiani said they require applying amendments to the Constitution, under which the President can not be appointed prime minister during a certain time after the expiration of the term. If these amendment are made, no president can "make the constitution to work for himself and maliciously use his powers", she said.
Tsulukiani stressed that the constitutional commission of no country tries to maliciously use their powers. "But one can observe it in Georgia, as it is made to form one-party rule," she said.
Abashidze said the introductions of these amendments are important to prevent the usurpation of power. He said they will raise the issue before U.S. State Secretary Hillary Clinton during her visit to Georgia.
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