President to veto amendments to Electoral Code

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Read: 634     11:00     21 Февраль 2024    

The majority adopted changes in the election code, which are in contradiction with the 9 recommendations of the Venice Commission and the European Union - with the adopted changes, the CEC staffing process became completely fictitious, which is adjusted only to the political interest of the ruling party, - reads the statement issued by the presidential administration.

As stated in the statement, the President of Georgia will veto the amendments to the Electoral Code, as well as any law that is not in line with the country's European path.

"Today, when the new Prime Minister is in Brussels on his first international visit and when there is an international observation mission in the country, the Parliament of Georgia, the ruling majority, adopted changes in the election code, which contradicts both the Venice Commission and the 9 recommendations of the European Union.

Instead of the head and members of the election commission to be selected and elected by broad consensus, with the adopted changes, the process of staffing the CEC has become completely fictitious, which is only adjusted to the political interest of the ruling party.

There was a risk that the elections would be conducted by a one-party, biased election administration that is controlled by the ruling party, which would lead to mistrust of the process, both among the public and international community.

As she has said many times, the President of Georgia will veto the amendments to the Election Code, as well as any law that is not in line with the country's European path!", reads the statement.





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President to veto amendments to Electoral Code

2024/02/55567-1708497265.jpg
Read: 635     11:00     21 Февраль 2024    

The majority adopted changes in the election code, which are in contradiction with the 9 recommendations of the Venice Commission and the European Union - with the adopted changes, the CEC staffing process became completely fictitious, which is adjusted only to the political interest of the ruling party, - reads the statement issued by the presidential administration.

As stated in the statement, the President of Georgia will veto the amendments to the Electoral Code, as well as any law that is not in line with the country's European path.

"Today, when the new Prime Minister is in Brussels on his first international visit and when there is an international observation mission in the country, the Parliament of Georgia, the ruling majority, adopted changes in the election code, which contradicts both the Venice Commission and the 9 recommendations of the European Union.

Instead of the head and members of the election commission to be selected and elected by broad consensus, with the adopted changes, the process of staffing the CEC has become completely fictitious, which is only adjusted to the political interest of the ruling party.

There was a risk that the elections would be conducted by a one-party, biased election administration that is controlled by the ruling party, which would lead to mistrust of the process, both among the public and international community.

As she has said many times, the President of Georgia will veto the amendments to the Election Code, as well as any law that is not in line with the country's European path!", reads the statement.





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