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Georgian parliament looks to return to Tbilisi for spring session

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 29 December 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Georgian parliament looks to return to Tbilisi for spring session, 29 December 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/50ed344c23.html [accessed 21 September 2014]
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December 29, 2012

The new parliament building in Kutaisi was only completed earlier this year and lawmakers only started holding sessions there in October.The new parliament building in Kutaisi was only completed earlier this year and lawmakers only started holding sessions there in October.

The speaker of Georgia's parliament says lawmakers might return to Tbilisi to hold their sessions as early as spring 2013.

David Usupashvili said on December 28 that returning the seat of parliament to Tbilisi from Kutaisi was part of a package of amendments due to be reviewed early next year.

The new parliament building in Kutaisi was only completed earlier this year and lawmakers only started holding sessions there in October.

Critics of moving parliament to Kutaisi point out it's some 230 kilometers east of the capital, Tbilisi, where other government structures continue to be headquartered, something that unnecessarily complicates communications between departments of the government.

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax

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