Georgian People's Assembly passes verdict of ‘no confidence’ in Saakashvili, will seek his impeachment
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 25 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
The Georgian People's Assembly expressed distrust in the Georgian president today. At a meeting in front of parliament, the opposition delegates raised their mandates and passed a verdict of no confidence in Mikheil Saakashvili.
Assembly leader Gia Burjanadze stressed that impeachment is a legal means for removing the president from power.
"As parliament is not able to fulfill the functions that have been assigned to it, this will be done by the People's Assembly," he said.
The People's Assembly also recognized the amendments made to the Constitution in October as invalid. Parliament adopted a new Constitution limiting presidential powers and strengthening the role of the prime minister and parliament. The new Constitution will come into force gradually.
The People's Assembly also elected an executive body at the meeting, consisting of 33 people, including politicians and public figures Nino Burjanadze, Nona Gaprindashvili, Rezo Esadze, Irakli Batiashvili, Kakha Shartava, Luka Kurtanidze and others.
The assembly also adopted a resolution.