The impeachment of President Salome Zurabishvili failed in Georgia’s Parliament on Wednesday. 86 members of the Parliament supported the impeachment of the President, while 1 MP voted against.
Based on the voting results, Salome Zurabishvili remains in the post of head of state.
Voting on the issue of removal from office by impeachment was conducted by secret ballot. During the voting, in the hall of plenary sessions of the Parliament, in addition to the majority members of Georgian Dream, members of the European Socialists, Girchi, and MP Aleko Elisashvili were present. President Zurabishvili herself was also present in the session hall.
Taking into account the regulations of the Parliament, if the impeachment is not supported by the appropriate number of members of the Parliament – 100 deputies, the matter is considered closed and it is not permitted to present the same accusation to the official again.