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“We must have constitution in line with international standards” - Giorgi Kvirikashvili
We, once and for all, must get a constitution that meets the country's needs and is in line with the reality and international standards, - Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said at the governmental session today. As the Prime Minister pointed out, such a broad involvement in the work of the Constitutional Commission is taking place for the first time in Georgia. According to him, the Venice Commission praised the ongoing process."I want to note with satisfaction with regard to the work of the Constitutional Commission that such a broad involvement in the work of the Constitutional Commission is taking place for the first time in Georgia. Constitutionalists, experts, civil society and international organizations are involved in the process. As you know, the Venice Commission praised the ongoing process.We, once and for all, must get a constitution that meets the country's needs and is in line with the reality and international standards,” Kvirikashvili said. 
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Vano Merabishvili resigns from the post of UNM Secretary General
Vano Merabishvili will no longer occupy the position of the United National Movement’s Secretary General. Head of the National Movement Political Council Nika Melia has declared after meeting with him in the so-called Matrosov prison. Melia did not speak about the reasons of the decision made by Merabishvili, he also did not answer to the question whether or not Merabishvili will remain in National Movement party.According to him, Merabishvili will make a statement concerning leaving or remaining the party member by himself. “He is now waiting for the session of the Strasbourg Court Big Chamber which will discuss his case. After the decision he will make a political statement by himself” -  Melia said. 
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Procedural Issues Committee backed the issue of registering National Movement faction
The Georgian Parliamentary Procedural Issues Committee unanimously backed the issue of registering National Movement faction. The final decision will be made Bureau, and then the faction will be officially registered.Head of the National Movement parliamentary faction will be Roman Gotsiridze. The faction will consist of six members: Roman Gotsiridze, Nika Melia, Tinatin Bokuchava, Koba Nakopia, Salome Samadashvili and Azer Suleymanov. Faction “National Movement” will no longer be a part of the parliamentary minority.None of the members of National Movement has attended the meeting of the Georgian Parliamentary Procedural Issues Committee.
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Representative of UNM to visit Vano Merabishvili in prison
The representative of National Movement will visit party's Secretary General Vano Merabishvili in prison today. National Movement member Akaki Minashvili has declared in that regard today.Minashvili did not specify the name of the person who will visit the so-called Matrosov prison. 
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Exclusive: What will be the recommendations of the Venice Commission and how does Gianni Buquicchio assess the frequent changes to the main law of Georgian?
Changes to be made into Constitution, election legislation and reforms of court system - Venice Commission President Gianni Buquicchio, being on a visit in Tbilisi talked about in an exclusive interview of “Moambe” News Program of First Channel, GPB.
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Weather/Disasters
Snowfall in Georgia, traffic movement restrictions imposed
Restrictions are imposed across roads throughout Georgia due to snowfall. Trailers and semi-trailers are not allowed at the Chumaleti-Zestaponi section of Tbilisi-Senaki-Leselidze road due to snow and frost. Traffic movement is open at other sections.Limitations are imposed at Nakerali section of Kutaisi-Tkibuli-Ambrolauri road for Trailers, semi-trailers and vehicles with capacity of more than 30 people. Movement is allowed for rest of the vehicles.The relevant services are mobilized at the site.
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Culture
Tako Gachechiladze Won Georgian National Final
Tako Gachechiladze won the Georgian National Final. Gachechiladze will represent Georgia in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Keep The Faith. The winner was decided by a combination international jury and public votes. Keep The Faith was written by Tako herself and will be the 10th Georgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest.The 2017 ESC will be held in Kiev's International Exhibition Centre. The semi-finals will take place on Tuesday 9 and Thursday 11 May, with the grand final on Saturday 13 May.
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Politics
Defense Minister hosts diplomats
Levan Izoria, Georgian Defense Minister hosted diplomats of NATO and European Union member states accredited in Georgia.  Discussions were held about ongoing reforms in defense ministry and establishment of armed forces compatible to NATO standards. 
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Culture
Emotional Moments, Speach of Tako Gachechiladze Winner of Georgian National Final
Tako Gachechiladze won the Georgian National Final. Gachechiladze will represent Georgia in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Keep The Faith. The winner was decided by a combination international jury and public votes. Keep The Faith was written by Tako herself and will be the 10th Georgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest. The 2017 ESC will be held in Kiev's International Exhibition Centre. The semi-finals will take place on Tuesday 9 and Thursday 11 May, with the grand final on Saturday 13 May.
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