Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Georgian President seeks new draft

Georgian President Saakashvili on Wednesday submitted to parliament a draft of a new constitution that would limit the power of the presidency. The opposition has opposed the move, and some speculate that Saakashvili is “pulling a Putin”: empowering a prime ministership for himself to occupy once his term ends. This is a perverse side effect of term limits that we have seen in a number of cases in recent years, as commented earlier by Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez. The ironies abound if Saakashvili is indeed adopting the same strategy as Putin: the legacy of the 2008 war between the two countries continues.


One response to “Georgian President seeks new draft”

  1. Anonymous Avatar

    Would it be possible then, that together with a term limit clause, the president is permanently debarred from holding any public office for life?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *