Elections, News

Georgian Dream names candidates to Adjarian council

by | Aug 16, 2012

TBILISI, DFWatch – The opposition Georgian Dream coalition continues to name its majoritarian. This time the candidates for the High Council of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara.

The nominees are mathematician Amiran Mamuladze in Khulo, doctor Jemal Putkaradze in Shuakhevi, agronomist Nodar Dzneladze in Keda, sportsman Temur Kakhidze in Khelvachauri, economist Anzor Tkhilashvili in Kobuleti and painter Akaki Dzneladze in Batumi.

Bidzina Ivanishvili, leader of the Georgian Dream, named his coalition’s candidates today in Batumi. Parliamentary elections are scheduled for October 1. Election for the High Council will be held on the same day as the parliament election.

Yesterday coalition leader presented Irakli Alasania, Georgia’s former ambassador to the UN, as a majoritarian candidate in Zugdidi. Today Ivanishvili was asked whether Alasania may become a candidate for the post of president.

He answered that Irakli Alasania is an experienced politician and it is quite possible for him to be appointed to the highest position in the future.

“He is well known in the USA; a very principles and interesting person. Accordingly, I will repeat that it is possible that we may see Irakli Alasania in the highest post in Georgia.”

Bidzina Ivanishvili was also reminded about the fine he was issued together with his partner, the former AC Milan player, and asked if they are planning to pay the fine.

Bidzina Ivanishvili said he is ready to pay an additional 20 million lari, after he transferred 80 million to the state in order to help people affected by hailstorm on July 19. He said Kakhi Kaladze is also willing to pay as they have no other legal way to help the victims of the storm.

The Georgian Dream coalition calculated the losses due to the storm, concluding that in Kakheti region it amounted to between 150 and 170 million lari.

A few days ago, the government started giving away compensations to affected families from 300 to 1 500 lari according to the amount of loss.



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