Georgia, Tbilisi, August 29 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
The credentials of the chairman of Georgia's Central Election Commission Zurab Kharatishvili, who appealed to parliament with a relevant application on August 12, were automatically suspended, the head of the CEC press service, Eka Azarashvili told journalists on Thursday.
According to Georgia's Election Code, parliament had 15 days to adopt a decree suspending Kharatishvili's credentials, according to her. However, the legislative body didn't hold an emergency meeting and Kharatishvili''s credentials were suspended automatically.
Kharatishvili intends to participate in presidential election scheduled for October 27 and is holding negotiations with right-wing parties with this aim.
According to the legislation, the Georgian president presents three candidacies for the post of CEC head within 15 days after termination of the credentials of the acting CEC head. Following on, the new chairman of the CEC should be elected by CEC members and those of parties, except the one which gained the highest result in the last parliamentary election. If none of the candidates gets four or more votes from CEC members, then this issue will be put to the vote in Parliament within seven days.
It is already known that one of the candidates to the post of CEC chairman will be UNDP Election Support Project Manager Tamar Jvania, who was proposed by 11 influential NGOs.
The Georgian pres8ident stated that he is ready to support this candidacy.