Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili on Tuesday said the Constitutional Court of Georgia had “confirmed” the President “violated” the country’s Constitution through her foreign trips last month without the Government's consent, and added the ruling was “sad” and it was “shameful” that the President violated the law.
"This is a sad fact. Unfortunately, it has been proven that the head of the country, Mrs. Salome, is a confirmed violator of the Constitution. I, as the PM and citizen of this country, am not happy about this. You will probably agree with me that our citizens, some of us, expected that she would have introduced the European standard into Georgian politics, but instead we got the complete opposite picture”, Garibashvili said.
He claimed the ruling power was not “afraid” if the President opposed it, and added she had had “one percent rating” and “would have never taken the post”without the Georgian Dream support in the 2018 race.
The President claimed the ruling was “biased” and shameful”, and added “internal forces” were interested in Georgia’s not obtaining the European Union membership candidate status later this year.