The Constitutional Court of Georgia is considering the impeachment submission of President Salome Zurabishvili.
The issue is being considered by the plenum of 9 judges of the Constitutional Court.
The President is not attending the session. Lawyers Tamar Chugoshvili and Maia Kopaleishvili will defend her interests in the court.
The Chairman of Georgian Dream Irakli Kobakhidze and other members of the ruling party: Anri Okhanashvili, Giorgi Kakhiani and Tengiz Sharmanashvili are present at the session as the authors of the submission.
Both parties agreed to the position of the court that there is no need to close today’s session, therefore the process will be public.
The basis for the initiation of the impeachment process against Zurabishvili by the ruling team became the foreign visits made by her, to which the government had not given consent. The issue of impeachment of the President was decided at the meeting of the political council of the Georgian Dream party on September 1. The Constitutional Court has a one-month deadline to prepare its opinion. In case of a positive decision by the court, 100 deputies’ votes are needed to dismiss the President, which the majority of Georgian Dream does not have.