10 July 2020,   16:41
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ODIHR said that the assessment of constitutionality of the bill is not their prerogative - Irakli Kobakhidze

ODIHR unequivocally said that it would not assess the constitutionality of the bill drafted by the opposition. Such a statement made Irakli Kobakhidze, Executive Secretary of the Georgian Dream at the briefing in the office of ruling party.

“The bill they sent is not a classic German model, it is a distorted German model with Afghan elements. In this regard, the opposition received a reply from ODIHR that the assessment of constitutionality of the bill is not their prerogative - ODIHR cannot assess the constitutionality of the bill.

This is the main conclusion that can be seen in this document. This has reaffirmed the opposition’s incompetence in two directions. First - they had been arguing that the German model, which is actually unconstitutional, is in conformity with constitutionality. Second - they do not even know who to address for checking the constitutionality of the bill. So, this means double incompetence of our opposition. The opposition also put the Public Defender in an awkward situation, when they asked her to send the draft law to ODIHR with a wrong request. And the organization hinted them, like a child, at this”, - concluded Irakli Kobakhidze.

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