Potential CEC Chair Candidates Named Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 January 2010 18:50

At a meeting with President Saakashvili on January 11, representatives of civil society organizations named more than dozen of potential candidates for Central Election Commission (CEC) chairmanship.

Of these proposed nominations, President Saakashvili will select three candidates and then the opposition members of CEC will have to elect one from those three. This entire process, according to the law, should have been finalized on January 11. But the President requested the Parliament to amend the law and extend deadlines.

President's spokesperson, Manana Manjgaladze, said later on Monday, that the new deadline for electing the chairperson by CEC opposition members would be January 14 and that the President would nominate three candidates "either tonight or tomorrow". New deadlines have yet to be endorsed by the Parliament.

Various civil society organizations are lobbying for various possible candidates.


Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 11 Jan.'10 / 18:50