UNM MPs watch President's impeachment procedure from faction room
UNM MPs watch President's impeachment procedure from faction room

MPs of the opposition United National Movement (UNM), who boycotted the President’s impeachment session, watch the impeachment procedure from their faction room in parliament.

The UNM decided not to participate in the impeachment vote, stating the impeachment procedure does not serve national interests. They demonstrated to the media their MP cards, which the lawmakers use for registration.

“We remain committed to our long-term decision. As for the President’s request, we salute those opposition colleagues who took it into account and did not enter the hall,” said Davit Kirkitadze, a UNM member.

In her address on October 16, President Salome Zourabichvili expressed readiness to arrive at the parliament for an impeachment hearing, advising the opposition “to stand outside and stand against this anti-European impeachment if they want to present a strong image.”

The Georgian Parliament is discussing President Salome Zourabichvili’s impeachment.

The Constitutional Court on October 16 ruled President’s violation of the Constitution. After this, the process moved to the legislature. The parliament needs the support of 100 MPs to impeach the president.