Constitutional majority is one of the main threats for Georgia-Tamar Kordzaia

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Monday, 17 October 2016 15:24

Constitutional majority is one of the main threats for Georgia – this statement was made by one of the members of Republican Party Tamar Kordzaia. She made a press conference today. According to her, the main mistakes of United National Movement have begun when they had constitutional majority.
“Potential threat is real and may it be repeated by Georgian Dream. Some of them think that constitutional majority will be great opportunity such reforms to implement and so on. All this thoughts are not right. The main basis of judicial state is balance. The political forces should balance themselves. This is a basis of democracy and civic state,-Tamar Kordzaia said. 

None of decisions made without Bidzina Ivanishvili in Georgian Dream-Tamar Kordzaia

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Friday, 23 September 2016 15:10

None of the decisions are made without Bidzina Ivanishvili in Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia- this statement was made by the member of Republicans Party Tamar Kordzaia.
According to her, Davit Usupashvili’s letter confirms it. She is talking about letter which was sent to former and acting prime ministers in March.
Depersonalization is needed, according to Kordzaia. As she said, two-partial coalition agreement and formalization was needed but Georgian Dream didn’t choose this way. 

The Republican Party will appeal the decision by Tbilisi City Court

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Monday, 29 August 2016 14:14

The Republican Party will appeal the decision by Tbilisi City Court on election number for two subjects by CEC. According to the depute Tamar Kordzaia, she hopes that the appeals court will Satisfy the complaint of Republicans.
“Court of First Instance increased the power of CEC and gave it Legislative activities of the authority. Everything in the law is correct but CEC gave itself the ability of arbitrariness,”- she said. 

The Parliament publishes MP Questions

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Tuesday, 12 July 2016 14:38

The Parliament of Georgia has created the MP Questions Site, reflecting the questions submitted to the Governmental Agencies and the responses received.
The MP Questions is one of the most important mechanisms for the Parliament to implement the authority prescribed under the Article 48 of the Constitution of Georgia – Parliamentary oversight on the Governmental activity.
In line with the Article 221 of the Rules of Procedure, the MP is entitled to pose a question to the agency, accountable to the Parliament, the Government, Government Members, the Head of the Executive Authority of the Territorial Unity of any level, state institution and to receive the answer. The question shall be posed in writing only. Each agency and the official to which the question has been posed shall, within 15 days upon reception of the MP question, submit the written answer. The response term of the respective authority may be extended with 10 days if communicated with the author of the question. The answer shall be signed by the subjects provided in the hereby article solely or the Head of the respective agency. The official is empowered to reject the question in the event solely if the information contains state or military secrecy.
The initiative of public promulgation of the MP questions within the Open Government Partnership(OPG) is authored by: the Member of the Open and Transparency Governance Standing Parliamentary Council, Ms. Tamar Kordzaia and the member of the Advisory Group – TI-Georgia. The Parliament assumed to proactively publish the MP questions under the Action Plan for 2015-2016 of the Open Parliament. Promulgation of the MP questions on the Parliamentary web-site will facilitate to effective and transparent implementation of the Parliamentary oversight and respectively, exercise of the representative function of the Parliament and implementation of the civil control over the activity of the Governmental structures.

The Parliamentary Council and Advisory Group discussing the changes to the Rules of Procedure

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Friday, 22 April 2016 16:21

Open and Transparent Governance Standing Parliamentary Council and Advisory Group, composed of NGOs and International organizations, held the meeting to discuss Open Parliament action plan (2015-2016) obligations and necessary changes to the Rules of Procedure.
The Chair of Procedural Issues and Rules Committee, Giorgi Kakhiani and the Chair of IDFI, Levan Avalishvili spoke about obligations under the action plan and active involvement of the Council and the Group members.
The parties discussed IDFI, GYLA, NDI and TI-Georgia draft changes to the Rules of Procedure. The changes envisage facilitation to public involvement in draft consideration, improvement of public consideration of Constitutional changes, development of the frame regulations on consultations in the legislative process, improvement of draft explanatory notes, and establishment of e-submission of drafts on the Parliamentary web-site. The hereof organizations will submit the changes in May at the joint sitting.
The participants of consideration were MPs: Giorgi Kakhiani, Tamar Kordzaia, Khatuna Gogorishvili and Temur Maisuradze, as well as the representatives of the Speaker’s Cabinet, Budget Office, Legal Department, IT Department, Public Relations Department.
The Open and Transparent Governance Standing Council was set up on December 30, 2015 with the Ordinance by the Speaker N195/3 with the main objectives: development of Open Parliament action plan and strategy, coordination of implementation of hereof documents, monitoring, development of drafts and event planning in view of improvement of transparent governance, monitoring on availability of information and development of respective recommendations.
The Advisory Group is composed of NGOs and international organizations. The main functions thereof is facilitation to functioning of the Parliamentary Council.

The Coordination meeting of the Inter-Faction Group and Open Parliament Working Group

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Tuesday, 15 December 2015 13:32

The Open and Transparent Governance Parliamentary Council is to be set up in the Parliament as considered at the sitting.

The parties as well discussed the respective changes to the Rules of Procedure, concept and the provision.

According to the Head of the Inter-Faction Group, Tamar Kordzaia, the Council is related to Open Government initiative and the EU funded project envisaging involvement of Georgia therein. The Council aims at coordination and monitoring body set up for implementation of OGP Action Planendorsed by the Bureau on July 17, 2015. The Council is to develop the relevant recommendations. It will be composed of one members from the Factions. According to the Chair of the Procedural Issues and Rules Committee, the IFG member, Giorgi Kakhiani, the Council can be composed of independent MPs as well.

The Council will be chaired by the Speaker or one of the members of the Council with his assignment. The Parliament will consider the draft Rules of Procedure at the extraordinary session. The Council shall be set up for December 31. The Advisory Group shall be established at the Council, composed of local and international organizations.

There are the issues, requiring 7 more changes to the Rules of Procedure. According to the minority MP, IFG member Khatuna Gogorishvili, it is of utmost importance who will chair the Council. “Success of the Council will essentially depend on will, activity and involvement of the Chair”.

According to the IDFI Chair, Giorgi Kldiashvili, the Council will be the guarantee for further transparency of the Parliament. The parties discussed implementation of the initiatives by the organizations, such are IDFI, NDI, GYLA, Civil Society Institute, TI-Georgia. The author organizations spoke about implementation stages, progress and further steps.

After the speeches, T. Kordzaia raised the issue to create OGP Calendar. “All the obligations under the Action plan are in logical relation. Correspondingly, their thematic classification and consideration in the respective working group will result in more effective outcomes”.

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