Georgia's opposition parties demand plebiscite over Constitution amendments
9 May 2017
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Two of Georgia's non-parliamentary opposition parties – the Republican Party and the Free Democrats – joined the Movement for Liberty-European Georgia demanding a plebiscite on proposed constitutional amendments. Both parties stated that the current proposal ignores their views expressed during preparatory works of the Constitutional Commission and that it is aimed at serving the ruling party, Georgian Dream, in maintaining the power. The plebiscite shall allow citizens to express their views on abolishing the direct presidential election, as well as on the introduction of the new electoral system, according to which, the votes of the parties that fail to cross the threshold would go to the winner.
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