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Venice commission on the location of the Georgian parliament

By Messenger Staff
Tuesday, February 5
During his recent visit to Georgia, the President of the Venice Commission, Giani Buchichio, said the location of parliament is a political issue. Maintaining the parliament in one city and the government in the capital simultaneously is very expensive.

Buchichio named two precedents when parliament and government are in different cities: the European Commission is in Brussels while the European Parliament is in Strasbourg. Another example refers to South Africa where the parliament is located in Cape Town and the government in Johannesburg. Both cases represent two very expensive precedents.