We made the decision which in all likelihood will lead to an impartial and smooth functioning of the Supreme Court," member of the parliamentary majority Irakli Kobakhidze said concerning approval of the judges of the Supreme Court.
"We had to make a decision considering the status quo. When one mentions competency criteria, this, naturally, is a relative concept. Maybe in Germany, they have different standards, and I know what standards they have there. Georgia may have different standards, different from other countries, due to different objective reasons. I have already said that the qualification criteria of the majority of the presented candidates have not been ideal, but, all things considered, we made a balanced decision," Kobakhidze said and added that out of 14 candidates, three only were elected from the so-called "gang list," with this once again proving that the decision is well balanced.
The Parliament has approved the 14 candidates of the Supreme Court judges.