Elections to the Parliament Are not a Water-Trough
21.02.2012 00:00In any democratic country elections are held as a thrilling attraction. People interested jerk as they can, their supporters applaud, opponents swing with compromising evidence to the extent of personal refinement, but the public little by little is drawn into this situation and to the moment of voting is ready to hold a bulletin.
Abkhazia is not an exception – our elections in their tension do not comply the world standards. Last presidential elections fully showed it. We have just managed to recover after them, as the second wave rolls, parliamentary elections are approaching and by the unarmed eye one can see the activity: activists of candidates collect signatures at homes and their appearance hint that their candidate is the most responsive and will care about people’s benefit from morning till evening.
A gregarious instinct is astonishing as all who are not lazy rush to become a deputy as this position smeared with honey there. Generally it is accepted that a future deputy until the time of nomination has already been known well in the society and demonstrated his analytical ability to estimate the political and economic situation in the country as well as he must have great erudition and willingness to work for the society but not just for his own pocket, etc. And his reputation must not make his electors blush of shame.
I do not know personally all supposing to run for deputy’s chair. But if to believe that some annoyed people raising their eyes to the sky, say that among candidates are drug addicts, bribe - takers and putting it mildly people incapable to make laws. By the way the main purpose of the Parliament is lawmaking to allow citizens to live a dignified life and stimulate our country to be not behind in the world rivalry. The price of the parliamentarians’ mistakes is so high that it is seen even with the law on narcomania, which made a drug addict equal to a narcotic dealer . At the result in Dranda prison young people, sick with narcomania are detained, but big drug pushers do not care a straw.
Among those who claimed for candidate’s registration is also a lamentably famous David Chagava. A year and a half ago the parliament refused to extend his judicial powers. An ex - judge with an odious reputation which became the refusal’s reason, decided to assault the parliament and is going to run for in the Sukhum district No. 7. Do those electors whose signatures were gathered to support Chagava, know who they have rendered confidence?
According to our legislation David Chagava as having no conviction has the right to claim for registration but a logic question arises: why he has been refused to work as a judge and interpret laws, then why he should have the right to make laws?
I would like to ask people supporting drug addicts and candidates with the reputation of bribe takers, do they fully realize consequences?
The Parliament is a visiting card of people and the country! According to the parliament’s work people judge about the society’s maturity. We keep the memory of the last parliamentary elections, when public debates of candidates on TV made audience law eyes feeling ashamed for a low intellectual level of some speakers. Do we want again to wrinkle hearing thieves jargon or inability of our future deputies to express their idea?