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Wednesday, July 10
Davit Usupashvili appoints special session

Netgazeti reports that Parliamentary Chairman, Davit Usupashvili, said a special session will be held on July 10. The Parliamentary Chairman said on Tuesday, he addressed the President with the request a day earlier.

“Yesterday I addressed the president and tomorrow at 12 we are waiting for his approval. If the president refuses, the parliament will still assemble itself and open the session. The special session will supposedly last till the beginning of August,” Usupashvili said.

Usupashvili also said that the parliament has made a decision to start discussions over the Election Code after the Presidential Election.

“The bill, which has recently entered for discussion, refers to the changes to the Election Code. Here I want to emphasize that we have hesitated to fundamentally change the election code before the upcoming presidential elections. This is a political decision aimed at avoiding any serous changes to the rules of the game before the elections,” he said.

Usupashvili said it does not mean that the acting law does not need improvements. However, he said it would be better if MPs would discuss the changes after the elections.

Usupashvili also focused on the election lists. He said the Public Registry and the Ministry of Justice are intensively working on this issue. According to the Parliamentary Chairman, if it took 5-6 years to the former government to calculate the population, this process will end by next spring so that we will have precise lists for the local self-government elections.