Georgian Dream is starting the impeachment procedure against Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili. Georgian Dream Chairman Irakli Kobakhidze made the corresponding statement at a press conference this morning.
According to Kobakhidze, the impeachment procedure will begin even though its implementation needs the support of the opposition in parliament.
“The Constitution of Georgia provides for the only effective legal mechanism for responding to its violation – this is impeachment. Yesterday and the day before yesterday, we were repeatedly pointing out that despite the gross violation of the Constitution, impeachment was impossible in the given political situation. The support of 100 MPs is required for the implementation of impeachment and, accordingly, without the votes of the radical opposition, it has no prospect of execution.
“Despite this, at the meeting of the political council of the party, we made a decision to initiate the impeachment procedure against the President of Georgia. First of all, this is our responsibility before the Constitution of Georgia. Turning a blind eye to gross violations of the Constitution undermines the rule of law of a legal state and democratic constitutional system. In addition, the impeachment procedure will once again expose the common agenda of the radical opposition and Salome Zurabishvili, which is directed against the state interests of Georgia, including Georgia’s candidate status. In order to initiate the impeachment procedure, the signatures of the members of the parliamentary majority will be collected in the next few days, and the relevant constitutional submission will be filed with the Constitutional Court of Georgia,” said Kobakhidze.
In addition, according to Kobakhidze, Georgian Dream will appeal to the Constitutional Court regarding the violation of the Constitution by the President.