Georgian opposition opposes new constitution
Georgia, Tbilisi, July 19 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
Opposition parties released a joint statement today, declaring that the country must not rush into a new constitution.
"The government is trying to adopt a new constitution quickly," the statement read. "A constitution is a document in democratic countries that has been developed by coordinating to the maximum the positions of political forces and social groups."
In the statement, the opposition claimed that Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili is attempting to rush the introduction of the new constitution to make sure that he preserves power. They added that the new constitution must ensure a stable, democratic system.
The document was signed by New Rights, National Forum, Democratic Movement - United Georgia, the Conservative Party, Industry Will Save Georgia, the Republican Party, Georgia's Way, the Christian Democratic Movement, Our Georgia - Free Democrats, and the People's Party.
The State Constitutional Commission will approve a new draft of the constitution today.