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Georgia's leading party starts talking about ousting president

Georgia's leading party starts talking about ousting president Georgia's President Salome Zourabichvili (Photo: Getty Images)

The current President of Georgia, Salome Zourabichvili, may be removed from office in August-September 2024, according to Georgia Online.

According to the chairman of the party, Irakli Kobakhidze, there is information actively discussing such a scenario, but he does not disclose the source of this information.

"There is a high probability that the president will resign, essentially be ousted. Most likely, this may happen in August-September," he said.

Kobakhidze claims that Zourabichvili may support the opposition's election campaign or participate in parliamentary elections herself.

"We all know in advance what the opposition will build its campaign on after the elections, and the radical opposition may need the support of Salome Zourabichvili. However, an alternative scenario can be considered when Zourabichvili resigns from the presidency in August-September to participate in parliamentary elections. I think a more pragmatic scenario for these people is to leave her as president because Zourabichvili does not have many electoral resources," said the chairman of the "Georgian Dream."


In September, "Georgian Dream" members accused Salome Zourabichvili of violating the Constitution since she traveled to Germany on a working visit without the government's permission.

The pro-Russian party initiated the impeachment process against Zourabichvili, submitting the relevant application to the Constitutional Court.

Earlier, the Constitutional Court allowed the start of the impeachment process against the president. However, to approve Zourabichvili's removal, at least 100 votes from deputies in parliament are required. They are likely not to be gathered, as there are only 84 deputies from the ruling party in parliament.

However, in October, the Parliament of Georgia failed to declare impeachment against President Salome Zourabichvili. She remained in the position of head of state.