Saakashvili: Georgia needs strong presidential institute
Georgia, Tbilisi, Sept.3 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
Mikheil Saakashvili, who in 2013 completes his second term of presidency, believes that Georgia still needs a strong presidential institution.
"Georgia is a country facing serious challenges, and it needs a strong president," he said at a meeting with a parliamentary majority in Anaklia Sept.3, commenting on the new draft on Constitution.
Saakashvili said that without a strong president it will be difficult to govern the country during the crisis. "Therefore, I do not agree with the recommendations of the Europeans to limit President's authorities," he said.
He also said that according to the new Constitution, the President stably will be elected for five years, and the government can change more often, and a strong parliament will control the government.
"If we want to be longer in power, we should govern the country together with the people," Saakashvili said.