According to the Law on Broadcasting, the Board of Trustees of the Public Broadcaster consists of nine members, and one-third of trustees are supposed to change by rotation once in every two years. The timeframes for the election of new trustees are also set by the same law.
On 24 October 2015, the Georgian Parliament adopted the new Law on Public Service. The entry into power of the law was set to 1 January 2017, however due to the current situation, it will be practically impossible for the law to come into power in two weeks. This will significantly damage the continuity and process of reform in the public service.
Transparency International Georgia hereby presents assessment of the draft laws, which couldn’t be finalized in the parliament of the 8th convocation. Therefore, it is reasonable to proceed with the process in the Parliament of the 9th convocation.