📍 “If the Constitutional Court has made a decision that the President has violated the Constitution, the President must have the will and power to write a statement regarding his resignation, because he has taken an oath to uphold the Constitution.”
📍 Comment of the chairman of the parliamentary political group “European Socialists” regarding the impeachment of President Zurabishvili in the “Courier P.S.” program.
🔸 The chairman of the political group believes that first of all, it will be welcome if the ruling party and the government establish the principle of the rule of law in the country, and this should happen not only in the case of President Zurabishvili, but it should have a universal character.
🔸 The deputy drew a parallel with the events of 2003, when tens of thousands of people demanded the resignation of President Shevardnadze, despite the fact that there was no resolution of the Constitutional Court.
🔸 “I remember the year 2003, when tens of thousands of people approached President Shevardnadze with a request to resign. At that time, there was no resolution of the Constitutional Court regarding his resignation. In the case of President Zurabishvili, even if there is such a decision from the Constitutional Court, he should be kind enough to write a resignation statement with his own hand. This will be a correct, exemplary decision equal to preserving the dignity of a person, which will go down in history as one of the important stages in the country’s democratic development.” – said Fridon Injia.
🔸 In response to the journalist’s question, whether the issue of impeachment of the president by the ruling team will be a damaging step on the way to European integration, while the country is waiting to be granted the status of a candidate for the European Union, Fridon Injia noted that granting the country the status of the European Union is one issue, and the Constitution is the main law of the state and it stands at the highest level. on the step.
🔸 “We must respect the highest law of the country – the Constitution. As for joining the European Union or not, this is an ongoing process. If a person violates the constitution and goes unpunished, it is not clear why this should prevent a country from being granted EU status, or on its way to joining the EU. Then what does such a European Union represent?! which is ready to accept such a country in its ranks, where the highest law of the country – the constitution is violated?… In such a case, how should Georgia join such a large association called the European Union, where we are very eager to be accepted, because we believe that Georgia’s accession to the European Union will be an important step forward. on the way to smoothing the country and restoring territorial integrity”. – said the deputy.
🔸 Fridon Injia does not rule out that the issue of President Zurabishvili’s impeachment on the part of the “National Movement” in connection with Saakashvili’s pardon will become a subject of trade, because according to the MP, acting with a double standard is not new for the “National Movement”, so we should expect everything.
🔸 The chairman of the political group, when asked by the journalist whether it is possible for the ruling party to back down and change the decision regarding Zurabishvili’s impeachment, said that “the process has already started, this process cannot be stopped and it must continue, otherwise it will be harmful for the ruling party.”