U.S. Department of State welcomes Georgian Constitutional Amendment
Georgia, Tbilisi, March 26 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
The U.S. Department of State welcomed Georgian Constitutional Amendment on limiting president's rights to dissolve parliament and highest legislative body of Georgia, Georgian TV reported.
"Georgian parliament voted unanimously to approve an amendment that, consistent with international constitutional norms, removes the president's unilateral power to appoint a new government without parliamentary approval. The United States congratulates the leadership of Georgia and the parliamentary majority and minority on this important, bipartisan measure. It paves the way for the consolidation of Georgian democracy and renewed focus on the many issues facing the government today," Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell said, U.S. Department of State reported.
"We are encouraged by the political consensus underlying this agreement and urge all political actors to maintain a constructive, forward-looking tone in public discourse, in the interest of ensuring further progress for the good of Georgia and its citizens," the statement says.