Georgia, Tbilisi, September 4 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
Former Georgian Foreign Minister Salome Zurabishvili intends to appeal to the court against the refusal of the Central Election Commission to register her as a presidential candidate in the upcoming elections.
According to the CEC, the reason for the refusal was Zurabishvili's dual citizenship (France and Georgia).The application for Zurabishvili's registration was submitted by the initiative group to the Central Election Commission yesterday.
"Apparently, this decision is absolutely unfair and illegal. We will appeal to the court tomorrow morning and wait for the execution of law by the court. According to the current Constitution, I have the right to participate in the elections. The court is for protecting the rights of all people, including mine," Zurabishvili told journalists.
The CEC noted that according to Article 29 of the Georgian Constitution, Georgian citizens who have citizenship of another foreign state at the same time, cannot be elected to the post of President, Prime Minister and Parliamentary Speaker.
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