About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 11:15 - 25 Feb.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Saakashvili Lays Out Proposals to Opposition
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 11 May.'09 / 18:08

President Saakashvili said he had offered opposition number of proposals including to launch discussions on constitutional reform to create “balanced system, in which there will be place for both the strong president and the strong parliament.”

Speaking in a televised address after meeting with four opposition leaders, Saakashvili said that he had offered the opposition to chair the commission, which will work of the constitutional changes.

Saakashvili said that he had also told the opposition “cooperation” in various state structures. “I would be glad to see opposition representatives on various responsible positions,” he said.

He said that the proposals also include composition of the public TV’s board of trustees on the parity basis and “moratorium” on investigation into cases of criminal offences, which, he said, were committed since the launch of protest rallies.

Saakashvili also said that “no matter of the content” of the talks “I want to welcome that the meeting took place.”

“Democratic dialogue between political parties means… compromises,” he said. “Compromises are not easy… but they are required.”

He also said that the sides had agreed to continue talks.

Saakashvili said that during the meeting with the opposition his arguments were based on four principles: supremacy of national interests; inviolability of Georgia’s democratization course; his responsibility towards each citizen and his “full respect towards that part of the society, who were forced to come out in the streets because of their difficult everyday lives, who were forced to express their protest because of hardship, hopelessness and social problems.”

He also said that the authorities acknowledged that Georgia was in “a difficult situation,” involving occupied territories and economic difficulties. He, however, also said that Georgia managed to establish itself as “a modern European statehood,” which, he said, was a huge achievement.

“Now we are moving to the second stage of our historical travel in order to jointly build a normal Georgian democracy,” Saakashvili said. “All forces in Georgia have a chance today to become a part of this political process to jointly build a civilized democracy.”

Latest News
24 Feb.'18 19:35
EUMM on Georgian Citizenís Death in Tskhinvali
The EU Monitoring Mission “stands ready to support the ongoing investigations” into the matter.
23 Feb.'18 21:06
Tbilisi Lays Responsibility on Russia over Georgian Citizenís Death
Tbilisi reacts with fury to Tatunashvili’s death at the hands of Russian-backed security force in Tskhinvali.
23 Feb.'18 17:09
Danish Foreign Minister Visits Georgia
Anders Samuelsen discussed foreign policy, financial aid program in meetings with Georgian officials.
23 Feb.'18 13:37
Georgian Dies in Tskhinvali Custody
Archil Tatunashvili had been detained in Akhalgori by Tskhinvali security force before dying in custody.
23 Feb.'18 10:42
U.S. Ambassador Bids Farewell to Georgia
Ian Kelly highlighted internal political challenges Georgia is facing in his farewell address.
22 Feb.'18 14:05
Georgia in TIís 2017 Corruption Perception Index
Georgia’s score in Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perception Index has slightly worsened.
22 Feb.'18 12:40
Parliament Overrides Presidential Veto on Broadcasting Law
The amendments have triggered strong criticism from CSOs, media outlets and parliamentary opposition.
22 Feb.'18 11:04
Georgia in Amnestyís Annual Human Rights Report
The Amnesty International highlights several concerns regarding the state of human rights in Georgia.
21 Feb.'18 18:14
Crimean Tatar Mejlis Chairman Visits Georgia
Refat Chubarov met Georgian parliamentary speaker and government minister during his stay in the country.
21 Feb.'18 16:38
President Campaigns to Engage Youth in Centennial Celebrations
Georgia will mark the centennial anniversary of restoration of its statehood on May 26, 2018.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2018, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
23