Political motivation can be clearly seen behind the criticism of the current regulation on the election of the Prosecutor General, the candidate for the Prosecutor General Irakli Shotadze said at the sitting of the Legal Issues Committee.
He said that the quality of institutional independence of current Prosecutor General's Office is much better than of the old model.
"I would like to touch upon the current regulation of the election of the Prosecutor General. It must be noted that political motivation can be clearly seen behind this criticism. The desire to cast a shadow over this new democratic process of electing the Prosecutor General and to discredit the process as much as possible.
It can be clearly stated that the quality of institutional independence of the Prosecutor General's Office, as well as the quality of democracy in the rule of election of the Prosecutor General, is much better today compared to the old model, ”Shotadze said.
Lawmakers are listening to Irakli Shotadze, candidate for the position of the Prosecutor General of Georgia, at the sitting of the Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee. Irakli Shotadze served as the Prosecutor General of Georgia from November 19, 2015 through May 31, 2018. Irakli Shotadze resigned following mass demonstration at his office over the controversial Khorava street incident in December of 2017.