Tbilisi Appeal Court releases statement on Ivanishvili`s case
Tbilisi Appeal Court has released a statement regarding the ruling taken on the appeal of Bidzina Ivanishvili, the leader of the Georgian Dream Coalition, who is seeking his double citizenship. In the statement, the court defines the reasons of the decision, which left the ruling of the Tbilisi City Court in force and did not satisfy the appeal. The statement says hat the Appeal Chamber approved the explanations of the first instance court that the grounds determined by the article N32 of Georgia`s organic law on Georgian Citizenship refers equally on those persons, who are the citizens of Georgia and those foreign citizens, who have been granted the citizenship of Georgia on the grounds of the exception rule.
Resigned Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili has released an open letter to Georgian society, in which he reiterates his motives of defection from politics and denies the assessments of opponents regarding his intentions to govern and control the state from the backstage.
Mikheil Shakulashvili is most likely the next prosecutor of Tbilisi after Maia Mtsariashvili`s resignation was signed by Archil Kbilashvili today. The new prosecutor of the capital will be appointed right after the Prime Minister of Georgia...
Georgian Prime Minister`s special representative in relations with Russia Zurab Abashidze will meet with the Russian deputy minister of foreign affairs Gregory Karasin in Prague today. The two diplomats will sum up a year of this format of negotiations and discuss the presence of Georgian official delegation at the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014.
All required procedures are passed - Georgia has a new government and a new Prime Minister. President Giorgi Margvelashvili has already signed a decree on appointing Irakli Gharibashvili as the Prime Minister of Georgia.