Salome Zourabichvili: The ruling team did not took into account only one out of five main recommendations of the Venice Commission

According to President Salome Zourabichvili, the ruling team did not took into account only one out of five main recommendations of the Venice Commission relating to the selection of Supreme Court judges.

As Salome Zourabichvili said at the briefing, the consultations under the leadership of the Chairman of the Parliament have been successful.

"In regards to the rule of selection of Supreme Court judges, the Venice Commission developed five main recommendations. At the first stage, only one recommendation was taken into account regarding the cancellation of the examination requirement. This change could not defuse the tensed situation and we held consultations with the Chairman of the Parliament. We can see the results of the consultations. Three more recommendations have been taken into account. The only recommendation, which has not been taken into account, concerns the secret ballot. I would like to note that this recommendation of the Venice Commission creates an awkward situation”, Zourabichvili said.

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