Georgia, Tbilisi, Sept. 6 /Trend, N. Kirtzkhalia/
The Tbilisi City Court rejected the claim of ex-Foreign Minister of Georgia, leader of Georgia's Way party Salome Zourabichvili against Georgia's Central Election Commission (CEC).
She appealed against the decision of the CEC, which refused to register her for the participation in the presidential elections in Georgia.
The refusal was based on the fact that Zourabichvili has dual citizenship.
Zourabichvili is a citizen of France and the Georgian Constitution prohibits people with dual citizenship to hold the office of president, prime minister and speaker of parliament.
Zourabichvili called the Court's decision political and believes that the Court is incorrectly interpreting the Georgian Constitution.
"The Constitution prohibits holding the president's office, but not registering as a candidate for this post. Indeed, in the case of victory in the election, I will waive French citizenship before the inauguration," Zourabichvili said.
Salome Zourabichvili believes that the decisions of the CEC and Court are ungrounded and intends to appeal against them in the Court of Appeal.
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