The first public discussion of the forthcoming changes to the draft of the country’s supreme law, held by the Committee for Constitutional Amendments in Zugdidi, was accompanied by disruption and argument. Supporters of the Georgian Dream Coalition met with members of the parliamentary minority at the Center for Civic Engagement, accompanied by shouts and whistles.
On January 10, the President unveiled Tengiz Gunava, a defendant in a current criminal case, as the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Governor. Questions have been raised regarding the lawfulness of the above decision. However, we believe that Gunava's appointment as governor was not in violation of the law.
Transparency International Georgia has examined the latest proposed amendments to the Law on Free Trade and Competition by Koba Davitashvili, MP.
We are witnessing an unprecedented reality in the country’s political life following the recent victory of the opposition in the parliamentary elections held on 1 October, 2012. This change has established the President and the parliamentary majority as two opposing political forces.
On December 7, Parliament passed the draft law on Amnesty in its first reading (with 83 in favor and 10 against). The passing of the law was preceded by a three-week rather in-depth and comprehensive discussion in the committees in which, alongside MPs and non-governmental organizations, a long list of suggestions and initiatives was presented by the government as well.
The team behind MediaPro Georgia – three people – sits in a small two-room office in Saburtalo. The building has seen better times, one of the office’s two rooms is shared with several other people.