Akmamed Imamkuliev

Georgian politician who withdrew candidacy wins election by 52%

By | June 16th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Pulled out, but won. Merab Topchishvili received 52% of the votes in Marneuli and will become head of municipality. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A Georgian politician who withdrew his candidacy one day before Sunday’s local election seems to have won by an absolute majority. Merab Topchishvili and the Georgian Dream coalition each held press conferences last week to announce his […]

Government coalition withdraws its candidate in Marneuli

By | June 13th, 2014|Categories: Elections, News|Tags: , , |

Georgian Dream has withdrawn Merab Topchishvili (pictured) from the election for gamgebeli in Marneuli. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian Dream coalition on Thursday withdrew its candidate for gamgebeli in Marneuli in Sunday’s local election, explaining that it was necessary in order to avoid making it into a purely ethnic vote. The National Movement is running with an […]

Tbilisi court restores UNM’s candidate in Marneuli

By | June 10th, 2014|Categories: Elections, News|Tags: , |

The Central Election Commission has damaged its reputation, says National Movement activist Giga Bokeria. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi City Court on Tuesday restored a National Movement candidate’s right to run in the June 15 local election. Akmamed Imamkuliev was launched as the UNM’s candidate for gamgebeli in Marneuli, a town in southern Georgia. But June 5, […]

CEC upholds rejection of UNM candidate in Marneuli

By | June 10th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Akmamed Imamkuliev. (Screen grab from Maestro TV.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Central Election Commission (CEC) in Georgia has canceled the registration of a National Movement candidate for gamgebeli of Marneuli in the June 15 local elections. CEC explained that the candidate didn’t comply with the requirements of the […]

Mayor breaks into district election office, swears at official

By | June 6th, 2014|Categories: Elections, News|Tags: , , , |

Suspended Tbilisi Mayor Gigi Ugulava and other National Movement members accuse a district election official of being partial. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Suspended Tbilisi Mayor Gigi Ugulava Thursday broke into a district election commission office in Marneuli and swore at the local official in charge. It’s the latest in a series of incidents involving the party, as Georgia gets closed to the local […]