President describes Venice Commission’s recommendation relating to the appointment of the part of judges after 2020 parliamentary elections as “more political than legal”

President Salome Zourabichvili has described the Venice Commission’s recommendation relating to the appointment of the part of judges after the 2020 parliamentary elections as ”more political than legal”.

"As for the opinion of the Venice Commission concerning the appointment of the part of judges after the 2020 parliamentary elections, I think this is a more political opinion than a legal opinion," the President said at the briefing.

Salome Zourabichvili hopes that as a result of the reformation of the justice system, Georgia will adopt a judicial system and judiciary corps, the high professionalism of which will ensure delivery of lawful, justified and fair judgments.

"Such an approach will increase the public trust in the justice system, which is our joint goal.

I want to express satisfaction for the constructive consultation with the Chairman of the Parliament and the outcome of the consultation”, the President said.