Manjgaladze: All decisions on Ivanishvili comply with the Constitution of Georgia
The administration of the head of the Georgian state made the first comment regarding the situation of deprivation of citizenship of Georgia businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili. "As regards the legal nuances and decisions, all matters are in accordance with the Georgian Constitution and were adopted on the basis of the conclusion, made by the Ministry of Justice", the GHN quoted the words of presidential spokesperson Manana Manjgaladze, who spoke at a briefing to reporters.
However, she further emphasized that the administration of President refrains from a more detailed commentary.
In early October, the Civil Registry Agency of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia issued a statement saying that businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili, who intends to establish an opposition party in Sakartvelo, as well as to participate in the parliamentary elections in Georgia in 2012, is no longer a citizen of the republic. "Under the Constitution of Georgia and the 32nd article of the law "On Citizenship of Georgia" if a citizen of Georgia acquires citizenship of another country it automatically causes a loss of Georgian citizenship", the Interfax quoted the Agency.
"A citizen of Russia Bidzina Ivanishvili on July 22, 2004, was granted Georgian citizenship", already the GHN quoted the document of the Georgian authorities.
They further clarified that the production was carried out resulting in the set, "that Bidzina Ivanishvili, after obtaining the citizenship of Georgia in 2004, received the citizenship of the French Republic".
"Based on this fact, at the request of the Georgian Constitution and the Organic Law of Georgia "On Citizenship of Georgia", Bidzina Ivanishvili's Georgian citizenship was suspended", said in the document.