Georgia's ruling Georgian Dream party has acknowledged that the launch of impeachment proceedings against President Salome Zourabichvili will lead to nothing.
The faction's leader, Mamuka Mdinaradze, stated this.
Impeachment requires 100 votes of MPs. The Georgian Dream coalition has only 84 seats in parliament. Leaders of opposition parties expressed support for the President.
"We do not see any sense in impeachment. We believe that it is impossible to mobilise 100 votes today. This was our assumption, but now it is backed up by evidence — everyone says they will not support this. As we expected, this is what happened: everyone defended her in violation of the Constitution," Mdinaradze said.
It will be recalled that the leader of the Georgian Dream party, Irakli Kobakhidze, said that the reason for the impeachment was Zourabichvili's uncoordinated visits to Europe. The President of Georgia (Sakartvelo) is supposed to exercise representative powers in foreign relations only with the consent of the government.
On August 30, it became known that the government had banned Zourabichvili from making official visits to a number of countries, including Ukraine.