Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili touted the use of technology to facilitate increased direct democracy, while speaking to journalists in Przemysl on Sunday. He criticised legislative institutions and stated that citizens don't need representative bodies and should instead take part in discussing and adopting laws directly in the form of online petitions. «We do not need a... Еще parliament. We have a smartphone like this with which we vote for petitions,» Saakashvili said. «Let's build a completely new state, with completely new institutions, with completely new conceptual consciousness, because what we have now is a disease,» he added.