At the Committee on Legal Issues, where the President's veto on the amendments to the "Election Code" was discussed, the deputies did not support the motivated remarks

21.06.24 14:00

At the legal affairs committee of the Parliament, where the President's veto on the amendments to the "Election Code" was discussed, the deputies did not support the motivated remarks.


Salome Zurabishvili's motivational remarks were presented to the deputies by the parliamentary secretary of the President, Giorgi Mskhiladze.


The President's veto states that the changes adopted by the Parliament will lead to a decrease in the degree of legitimacy of the decision of the election administration, the issue of the involvement of the opposition parties will significantly worsen and will not ensure a political process based on consensus, which is crucial for the independence and impartiality of the CEC, as well as for increasing public trust in this institution.


For information, the Parliament approved the electoral changes initiated by the deputies of "Georgian Dream" on May 30. With 80 votes, the project was unanimously adopted, on the basis of which the procedure for making decisions with a high quorum by the election administration was changed and the so-called "Anti-deadlock mechanism" was established.


The case refers to such decisions to be made as a result of voting at the CEC session, the support of at least two-thirds of the full composition of the CEC is required.


More specifically, according to the still valid norms of the "Election Code", the election commission makes decisions related to the decisions made by the subordinate election commissions, including the cancellation of election district/precinct results, the opening of packets received from the precinct election commission, and the recounting of ballot papers. not less than two-thirds. Also, the resolution of the CEC is considered adopted if it is supported by at least two thirds of the full composition of the CEC.


With the changes implemented in the "Election Code", if the CEC fails to make a decision with the support of at least two-thirds, the vote will be taken again at the same session of the CEC and the decision will be considered adopted if the majority of the full composition of the CEC supports it.




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