President Giorgi Margvelashvili said on January 13 that he’s ready to listen to all the stakeholders in the process of selecting and nominating new chairperson of the Supreme Court.
10-year term in office of incumbent chairman of Supreme Court, Kote Kublashvili, will expire in late February, 2015.
The President has to nominate a candidate, which will then require endorsement by the Parliament; support of at least 76 MPs is needed for a candidate to be approved as chairperson of the Supreme Court.
“The President’s office is open for the consultations,” President Margvelashvili told journalists on January 13. “I call on all the stakeholders – both in civil society and in the Parliament – to join these consultations and share their position.”
“It will help us… to nominate the best candidate,” he said.
“I am interested in the opinions of parliamentary majority and minority groups, as well as of the civil society and experts. Of course, the burden of final decision lies upon the President,” he said.