(civil) - Simultaneous parliamentary and presidential elections in Georgia will be held in October 2008, according to constitutional amendments passed by the Parliament with its third and final reading of the draft on December 27.
It will be up to the President to announce exact date of elections, reports Trend.
The amendments will prolong the current Parliament's term in office by about six months and will cut President Saakashvili's first term in office also by about six months.
The amendments also set October 2008 as the new date for the election of the legislative body in the Adjara Autonomous Republic. Originally, the authority of Adjara's Supreme Council would have expired in June, 2008.