Ani Tsitlidze, a member of the United National Movement party, believes that the ruling Georgian Dream party’s initiative to change the election process for the chair and members of the Central Election Commission (CEC) does not bring significant changes.
In her view, this initiative’s primary objective is to further limit the role of the President.
The ruling Georgian Dream party plans to introduce legislative changes to the election code and parliament regulations. These changes include increasing the number of votes needed to elect the chair and members of the Central Election Commission (CEC) from 76 to 90. Based on the project, if a candidate fails to secure 90 votes, there will be two additional rounds where they can seek the support of 76 votes. If they still can’t gain enough support, the matter will be transferred to the President for further consideration.