Ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili, who received Ukrainian citizenship and was appointed head of the Odessa region, will remain a citizen of Georgia as long as long as the country's leader Giorgi Margvelashvili will not sign the decree on the abolition of Georgian citizenship, said the lawyer of NGO "Association of young lawyers of Georgia" Giorgi Gotsiridze.
"When a citizen becomes a citizen of another country, it is the basis for the loss of Georgian citizenship. On this occasion, the development Agency of the state services of the Ministry of justice must prepare a report and submit it to the President, and the head, for its part, dissolves Georgian citizenship to a person of another nationality, by issuing a decree. For this reason, Saakashvili remains a citizen of Georgia, until will not be issued the decree "- quoted by RIA "Novosti" message Gotsiridze.
The lawyer explained that, losing Georgian citizenship, Saakashvili will not be able anymore to hold a post of the head of his party " United national movement "." According to the law, a foreigner cannot do in Georgia, a political party cannot become a member of a political party, therefore, Saakashvili will have to leave his post in it, " added Gotsiridze. In the "Movement" refrain from commenting on this issue and report that while early about it to speak. Before the first day of the week Saakashvili said that is not going to abandon Georgian passports. The Minister of justice of Georgia tea tsulukiani said that the Georgian authorities will not rush to resolve the issue of deprivation of citizenship Saakashvili. The head of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili said before that its acceptance of the citizenship of Ukraine, Mikhail Saakashvili, had insulted his native country. Before the people's Deputy of the parliamentary majority of Georgia Zviad kvatchantiradze as said Saakashvili, received Ukrainian citizenship automatically loses Georgian. On the first day of the weekend President Poroshenko officially announced the appointment of Saakashvili to the post of head of the Odessa region. Before that Saakashvili officially became a citizen of Ukraine.