President’s office Maia Kopaleishvili said on Monday the Constitutional Court’s recent ruling that President Salome Zourabichvili violated the Constitution was “a trend and the Court entered the political process with its biased conclusion.”
“We were unable to study the conclusion in detail because of time constraints, but we analyzed the essential characteristics and arguments, and the conclusion is tendentious,” Kopaleishvili told media outlets.
“The Constitutional Court considered the President’s authority in foreign relations and absolutely in all affairs through the prism of the Article 52, Clause 1, Sub-Clause “A” and did not even encumber to differentiate between what the President could do outside Article 52, Clause 1, Sub-Clause A, and whether the President has the right to minimum engagement in international affairs.
It’s a pity that the Constitutional Court couldn’t withstand political approaches. In reality, it expects that the problem will be passed to the parliament, and as you may know, the parliament is a collegial body and there may not be enough votes. The Constitutional Court is hoping for that. This is a shame,” she stated
On September 12, 80 MPs filed a complaint with the Constitutional Court over the President’s impeachment. During the three-day hearings, the President was represented by Tamar Chugoshvili, a former Georgian Dream MP, and Maia Kopaleishvili, a former judge of the Constitutional Court.
Five MPs from the Georgian Dream (GD) party partook in the hearings, including GD party leader Irakli Kobakhidze, as well as Anri Okhanashvili, Tengiz Sharmanashvili, and Giorgi Kakhiani.