Georgia, Tbilisi, September 9 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
Georgian Minister of Justice Thea Tsulukiani has applied to the Venice Commission to assess the situation in connection with the refusal to register the country's former foreign minister and leader of Georgia's Way Party, Salome Zurabishvili as a presidential candidate.
Several days ago Zurabishvili turned to the Georgian Minister of Justice in connection with this issue.
Tsulukiani told journalists on Monday that the official position of the government and prime minister is to create favourable conditions for all candidates or for those who are interested in being such in the presidential election.
"Salome Zurabishvili's address to me as a member of the government and to Eka Beselia as a representative of the legislative body has already been sent to the Venice Commission.
"I applied to the Commission over Zurabishvili's issue in connection with two articles of the Constitution which states the Georgian president should be a Georgian citizen and if he or she is not a national, he or she cannot be a president and this would be quickly viewed," the Justice Minister stated.
Tsulukiani is waiting for a response from the Venice Commission in the coming days.
CEC refused to register Salome Zurabishvili as a presidential candidate due to her dual citizenship.
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