Georgian parliament to consider amendments to Constitution, initiated in support of billionaire Ivanishvili
Georgia, Tbilisi, April 6 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The General People's Committee of Georgia on Friday will begin the consideration of draft constitutional amendments initiated by the Christian Democrats, MP Pavle Kublashvili said.
Representatives of the Christian-Democratic Movement demanded to amend the second paragraph of Article 49 of the Constitution of Georgia, entitling an EU citizen, who was born and has been living in Georgia for 10 years, to be elected an MP. This amendment aims to provide Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili with the right to participate in the parliamentary elections this fall.
Earlier this week, he was denied naturalization because he is a citizen of France, and in these circumstances, the naturalization is not provided by laws of Georgia.
General People's Committee was established several weeks ago in connection with the initiated constitutional change allowing citizens over 21 years, to take part in parliamentary elections.
Kublashvili said the consideration of the initiatives are important to once and for all stop the talk that someone is being restricted from participating in the elections.
As for the timing of consideration of this initiative, the commission will complete work on it by May, after which it will be presented to parliament.