According to the Administration of the President of Georgia, the President will veto the legislative package relating to the rules of selection of candidates for the Central Election Commission chairmanship and professional membership, if adopted.
The Administration released a statement, where it is mentioned that the President is guided by the degree of their independence and impartiality during the selection of candidates and does not question their qualifications.
“For the third time, the ruling majority is changing the laws because the President did not present the candidates they wanted for specific positions. In particular, the candidates for the positions of: ambassadors, members of the board of the National Bank, chairman and members of the Central Election Commission. In all three cases, the President’s principled position derives from state and not personal interests.
The President is guided by the degree of their independence and impartiality during the selection of candidates. She does not question their qualifications, but she fundamentally believes that single-party appointments to such positions are against statehood and the European future. Therefore, the President will veto this law as well,” reads the statement.
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