Compiled by Tato Gachechiladze
Wednesday, December 12As soon as Saakashvili could not exercise the power to dissolve the parliament the National Movement will disappear thinks analyst Lagazidze.
Some experts believe that the United National Movement (UNM) will break-up in April, when the president's possibility of dissolving the parliament will expire.
Resonansi writes that the government is afraid that they might not have a competitor and now plans to take preventive steps and not concentrate power in one hand. It is under question which specific measures will be taken. According to the current situation, the only competitor of the new government is the old ruling party. And it is also significant that for the first time there is a strategic opposition. And this is important for the development of democracy.
However, according to independent analyst Khatuna Lagazidze, Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili said the opposition cannot compete with his team. “It means that the coalition should disperse and in this case it is important who will move from government to opposition [from the Georgian Dream],” Lagazidze said, stressing that the members of coalition had a lot of problems which Ivanishvili managed to neutralize. However, she wonders whether the Georgian Dream has managed to overcome confrontations only for the election period or forever.
Conscripting from the age of 19
Defense and Security Committee chairman Irakli Sesiashvili said in an interview with Military - analytical journal Arsenali, that compulsory military service should not put pressure on citizens. “Recruits finish their school at the age of 18 and according to the law they are subject to compulsory military service. When a person returns from military service he has to refresh his school studies. My initiative is that military conscription should start from the age of 19 years, because the simple reason is that the bone formation is still in progress. Besides, as the officers report, the best age is 19-20 years. The future will show if the government or the parliament will support it,” said Sesiashvili.