Venice Commission welcomes Georgia’s draft revised constitution but criticizes changes to electoral system

21 June 2017
Plenary session of the Venice Commission (Photo credit: Flickr)
Plenary session of the Venice Commission (Photo credit: Flickr)
The Venice Commission - the Council of Europe’s constitutional experts – has published the full text of its opinion about the Constitutional Amendments to the Georgian Constitution. The Commission says that in general, the proposed reform deserves a positive assessment. It completes the evolution of Georgia’s political system towards a parliamentary system started by the 2010 constitutional reform, and constitutes a positive step forward to consolidate and improve the country’s constitutional order, based on the principles of democracy, the rule of law, and the protection of fundamental rights. Yet, it stressed that some of the planned changes to the electoral system would benefit from further improvement.
Read the full article here: Agenda Georgia


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