16 Nov 2016 - 15:06
Today Georgia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) released its final protocol summarising the outcomes of last month's Parliamentary Elections in Georgia.
Releasing the document means the newly-elected Parliament of Georgia must hold its first session no later than November 19.
The CEC's final election summarising protocol reported:
President Giorgi Margvelashvili urged lawmakers to refrain from naming the date for Parliament's first session. Photo by the President of Georgia's press office.
Before releasing the final protocol, Georgia's President Giorgi Margvelashvili urged future lawmakers to refrain from naming the exact date of the new Parliament’s first session, as the date should be decided and announced by the President.
The President's comment was made in response to comments by future lawmakers yesterday, who said the first session of the new Parliament of Georgia would take place on November 18.
Georgian legislation stated once the CEC had released its final election protocol, the President of Georgia must name the date for Parliament’s first session.