The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe has prepared its final opinion over Georgia’s constitutional reforms reiterating its previous positive assessment, "notably that the constitutional reform process completes the evolution of Georgia’s political system towards a parliamentary system”.
With respect to the other amendments made to the previous draft, the Commission welcomes, in particular:
The Commission believes that the proposed changes "constitute a positive step towards the consolidation and improvement of the country’s constitutional order, based on the principles of democracy, the rule of law and the protection of fundamental rights”.
Attending the plenary session of the Venice Commission Georgian Parliamentary Chairperson Irakli Kobakhidze thanked the Venice Commission and its President Gianni Buquicchio for their recommendations on the constitution. Photo by Parliament of Georgia
Georgian Parliament has adopted the draft constitutional changes at their third and final hearing on September 26. However, consultations among the President Giorgi Margvelashvili, ruling Georgian Dream-Democratic Movement team and opposition is still underway to achieve the final consensus.