Maggie Kikaleyshvili. The former head of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili, who received the citizenship of Ukraine and became the Governor of the Odessa region, will remain a citizen of Georgia, as long as the President signs the decree on the abolition of his Georgian citizenship, said the lawyer of NGO "Association of young lawyers of Georgia" Giorgi Gotsiridze.
on the first day weekend the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has granted Ukrainian Saakashvili citizenship, and signed the order on its appointment of the Odessa Governor and showed the officials in Odessa. Legally Georgia, in case of obtaining of citizenship of another state citizen automatically loses Georgian, however, the entry into force of this provision the necessary legal and technical procedures. At Georgia permits dual citizenship, this ought to sign up to the President.
"When a citizen of our state obtains the citizenship 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, " Gotsiridze said correspondents.
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.
Georgia Saakashvili left after the inauguration of the new President Giorgi Margvelashvili in November 2013. The chief Prosecutor's office of Georgia in absentia charged him in several criminal cases, as well as among them of embezzlement of about $ 5 million of state funds for personal needs. Later Saakashvili was declared wanted in Georgia. He previously stated that he wants to return to power together with its own team on the results of the elections of 2016.