The Parliament starting the deliberation of the Draft Constitutional Law on Election of the Prosecutor General
The Legal Issues Committee discussed with the I reading the Draft Constitutional Law establishing a new rule of the election of the prosecutor general.
As the Draft stipulates, two forthcoming convocations of the Parliament elect the prosecutor general with a majority of 3/5 of the total number – 90 votes. If the Parliament fails to elect the prosecutor in this way two times in a row, then the prosecutor shall be elected with a majority of the total number – 76 votes and in this case, the prosecutor shall be elected with the authority term of 6 years instead of 1 year as it would be the case upon the election with 90 votes.
At that, the second and third voting of the prosecutor at the plenary session shall be held no earlier than 28 days upon the previous voting and one and the same candidate is voted.
As the reporter, Chair of the Committee, Anri Okhanashvili stated, the hereof model shall be approved as a temporary, exceptional rule since it guarantees one of the conditions set out by the EU for the EU candidate status of Georgia. “We shall say a truth, which is that it is a model of the EU integration offered, which provides zero best European experience and at that, it is an extremely mal-formulated contextual change in the Constitutional-legal and criminal policy terms and the only justification for the adoption thereof is that it may be a temporary rule to at some extent consider this paragraph fulfilled and at last, receive the EU candidate status – the temporary rule is the only legitimate purpose”, - he stated