Giorgi Vashadze

Former UNM members join New Rightists in bloc called ‘New Choice’

By | August 6th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

Zurab Japaridze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Two political parties formed by ex-National Movement members together with an opposition party without representatives in parliament on Friday launched a new election bloc for the upcoming parliamentary election. The name of the new […]

Fmr Saakashvili official who brought simpler services launches new party

By | May 10th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |

Giorgi Vashadze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A Georgian politician who was deputy justice minister during Mikheil Saakashvili’s presidency has left the National Movement and plans to start a new party. Giorgi Vashadze is perhaps best known for having overseen the reform known as […]

National Movement designates candidate for Tbilisi mayor

By | March 13th, 2014|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: , , , |

Nika (Nikoloz) Melia. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–In Georgia, the out-of-power National Movement party has designated its candidate for Tbilisi mayor by direct appointment. Nika Melia, a relatively unknown former official in the capital, was directly appointed, as the party chose not to conducted a […]

National Movement might boycott president’s address

By | February 19th, 2014|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: , , , |

Member of Parliament Giorgi Vashadze said the National Movement are still discussing within the party what to ask Margvelashvili about. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The National Movement party’s members of parliament might not attend the Georgian president’s state of the nation address, which takes place in parliament in Kutaisi on February 21. UNM members say they have not yet made a decision about whether […]

Court strikes down libel sentence in ‘Imedi’ case

By | January 21st, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

National Movement MP Giorgi Vashadze did not break the law when he called Joseph Kay a fraud, the court ruled, but the case continues. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi City Court struck down a previous court ruling to fine Member of Parliament Giorgi Vashadze for libel against the businessman Joseph Kay. Kay is the investor who for a few months owned Imedi, a formerly government-critical TV station that played an […]

Prosecutors seize UNM member’s house in libel case

By | July 12th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Sergo Ratiani. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Prosecutors in Georgia have seized the house of a member of the parliamentary opposition on the grounds of an appeal by the businessman Joseph Kay. Sergo Ratiani, a member of the Untied National Movement, on Thursday went public with what had happened […]

Saakashvili’s party names four presidential candidates

By | June 29th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: , |

UNM spokesman Giorgi Vashadze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili’s United National Movement on Saturday named four candidates for the party’s primary election to select as candidate for the upcoming presidential election in October. Party spokesman Giorgi Vashadze presented the […]

Saakashvili’s party to start election campaign on June 30

By | June 28th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: , |

UNM spokesperson Giorgi Vashadze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The United National Movement has announced that its election campaign will be launched on June 30. UNM member Giorgi Vashadze said on Friday that the party will name all its candidates, who will then participate in a primary election to select […]