“In President’s place, I would have vetoed 90% of laws and showcased to the Georgian Dream what should the real legislative work be,” said Iago Khvichia, responding to a question about his anticipations of the possibility that President Salome Zourabichvili veto the parliament-approved Law on Assemblage and Manifestation.
Iago Khvichia also remarked on continuing the President’s impeachment procedure in the parliament. He believes the President would hardly be impeached, which might fit the ruling party’s interests.
“In my opinion, the decision of the Constitutional Court will be what the Georgian Dream wants, so that they could talk about the President as a violator of the Constitution after this procedure ends. I think this case will not conclude with impeachment,” Khvichia said.
Also, according to the Girchi leader, it will be impossible for the Georgian Dream “to buy” the votes of 12 MPs to win support for the President’s impeachment.
“I do not rule out anything. It depends on how much the GD pays, but I listened to the GD Chair’s concluding speech in the court. I feel like they are not eager to pay a lot of money. Maybe they prefer to leave the case as it is,” he said.