Salome Zourabichvili has been making the kind of statements that she seems to be trying to fit into the narrative of the United National Movement. Such a statement made today Irakli Zarkua, Georgian Dream, when answering the question whether the President should pardon Mikheil Saakashvili and Nika Gvaramia.
“When a crime is committed, it is assumed that they should serve the punishment. I am talking about prisoner Saakashvili, as well as prisoner Gvaramia. They have been sentenced on specific charges.
As for [Salome] Zourabichvili - what can I tell you, lately Ms. Salome has been making the kind of statements that she seems to be trying to fit into the narrative of the UNM.
I was listening to her the other day and I was surprised - she said, Russians came to Georgia by wagons - where did she see the wagon? She is inadequate, nothing more.
Although she said “no and never”, I still do not rule out [pardoning], based on her recent statements. It is her prerogative and she has the opportunity to do so, but in recent years, Mrs. President has been called illegitimate, shameful, unacceptable. It is an institution that we must take care of and protect, whether we like it or not. She should protect the institution”, - said Irakli Zarkua.