Power must be distributed fairly: minority leader

Georgia Materials 13 February 2009 14:44 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, Feb. 13 / Trend , N.Kirtskhalia/

The Georgian Christian-Democratic Movement proposes establishing a commission on constitutional reforms under the slogan "Georgia Without an Absolute President," Georgian parliamentary minority leader Giorgi Targamadze told the parliament on Feb. 13.

"We must distribute power so no one can usurp authority in the country," he said.

Targamadze said the incumbent president spoke about former President Eduard Shevardnadze's usurping power four years ago, but today he has been accused of doing the same.

"We need systemic changes to enable a fair distribution of power. This should be done now to prevent a new revolution," he said.

Targamadze said the Christian-Democratic Movement is against any revolutionary changes.

"With every revolution, we have less freedom for citizens and the press," he said.

Targamadze criticized a memorandum of the Georgian authorities with Russian Inter.

"We wonder how they made an agreement with a country that is occupying our land," he said.

The war with Russia did not begin in August 2008. It has lasted 200 years, he said.

"Georgian authorities have yielded to Russia's provocation and caused irreparable damage to our nation rather as opposed to investing in developing democracy in the country," he said.