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Saakashvili: Parliament to Be Relocated to Kutaisi from May, 2012
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 7 Nov.'11 / 18:15

President Saakashvili said on November 7, that Parliament will be relocated to Georgia’s second largest city of Kutaisi, where the new building for the legislative body is being constructed, starting from May 26, 2012.

“We have all agreed that on May 26 the Parliament will hold its first session in Kutaisi; the Parliament will be relocated to Kutaisi from May 26; not just one session [will be held in Kutaisi on May 26], the Parliament will be ready to hold its sittings in Kutaisi,” he said while meeting lawmakers from his ruling National Movement party in Tbilisi.

President Saakashvili first announced that the Parliament would hold its first session in Kutaisi on May 26 early last month, triggering speculation about possible early parliamentary election. But at the time ruling party lawmakers denied the speculation, saying that the President only meant holding of a single “symbolic” session in Kutaisi to mark the Independence Day on May 26.

But by his most recent remarks on November 7, Saakashvili made it clear that the Parliament will in fact be relocated to Kutaisi from May next year.

Constitutional amendment passed by the Parliament on July 1 says that the relocation of Parliament from the capital city Tbilisi to Kutaisi will take place after the election of new Parliament; according to the constitution the next parliamentary elections are scheduled for October, 2012.

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