At the Bureau, the Speaker Archil Talakvadze reminded the population about the importance of the recommendations for the pandemic. “Let me once again remind our citizens about the adherence to the recommendations during the pandemic, about the mandatory facemasks, social distancing, and disinfection of hands as recommended by the healthcare organizations. If we adhere to all these recommendations and take due care of our health and safety, we will manage to get through this period with minimal damage. I would like to, on behalf of the Parliament, thank our healthcare services, medical personnel and other respective services for their 24-hour activity and efforts in countering pandemic, for helping our citizens by providing their services”, - he noted.
According to him, within the current session week, the Parliament is to discuss the new legislative initiatives with the accelerated manner.
The Bureau approved the changes developed and introduced by the Procedural Issues and Rules Committee concerning the Bureaus and the Statute of the Single Mandate MPs.
“Since we are to move to the essentially proportional system, it puts this change into the agenda”, - the Speaker noted.
As the Chair of the Committee, Guram Macharashvili elucidated, pursuant to the Constitutional changes, the majoritarian districts have been reduced to 30, and “hence, the Parliament will have 30 Single Mandate MPs instead of 73. The Single Mandate MPs enjoy the bureaus regulated under the respective statute, and deriving from the changes, as well as from various technical changes in funding etc. the statute needs to be modified. Hence, we have developed these changes serving for the Single Mandate MPs of the 10th convocation”, - he stated.
Independent MP Eka Beselia expressed her hope for the peaceful pre-election campaigns and dwelt on the procedures of the bill initiated by an independent MP. As she noted, she has dispatched a written address to the Bureau about the bill initiated a couple of months ago, though it could not be considered. According to her, the bill concerns the amnesty and she has adhered to all consideration terms, though the Bureau still did not consider her letters.
MP Beka Natsvlishvili dwelt on the bill on the minimum salaries and the resolution developed by the Faction “Our Georgia –Solidarity Alliance”.
According to the Chair of the Faction “Georgian Dream”, Rati Ionatamishvili, the amnesty is a political and legal act, though it has a human nature as well. “I believe, it needs to be substantiated, analyzed and individually assessed. My position is that such issues shall not be considered before the elections”, - he stated and dwelt on the resolution: “It more looks like a monograph with its model, context and style. If we discuss it deriving from the key objectives concerning the social justice in the country, it has already been ensured by us and guaranteed under the Constitution, and none of the resolutions can prevail the Constitution. If we speak about the prosecutor’s office to be highly independent, then we also ensured the high standard in this sphere and guaranteed it under the Constitution”, - he noted.
“Let me once again ask you to maintain the peaceful and positive milieu and minimize the aggression, be future-oriented in the campaign for the Elections 2020”, - the Speaker addressed the MPs.
According to her, the plenary session tomorrow starts at 12h00 after the Bureau at 11h30.