Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct.1 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
During consultations between the parliamentary majority and the opposition over a draft constitution in Georgia on Thursday, a clause to force future presidents from participating in party activity upon election to the presidency was discussed.
According to the requirements of the parliamentary opposition, the president should not be a party functionary. If the candidate stands on behalf of a party, the candidate should leave the party first, the opposition believes.
The parliamentary majority however said it would be impossible for presidential candidates to run without party support. According to one MP from the majority, after winning the election, the president could refuse the chairmanship of the party without having to leave it altogether.