national movement party after 2012 election

Saakashvili allies left party to save Georgia from ‘pro-Russian forces’

By | May 27th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

Zurab Japaridze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Four former members of the National Movement say they left the party to save the country from ‘pro-Russian forces’ which may come to power in the 2016 parliamentary election. Zurab Japaridze, Goga Khachidze, Pavle Kublashvili and Giorgi Meladze […]

Defectors from Saakashvili’s party plan to start new movement

By | May 26th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Mikheil Machavariani (IPN) TBILISI, DFWatch–Four prominent members of Saakashvili’s National Movement who recently left the party are planning to start a new movement. DF Watch spoke with Mikheil Machavariani, who is one of the most high profile members […]

Saakashvili’s National Movement loses four prominent party members

By | May 25th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Pavel Kublashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The party secretary and three prominent members abandoned the National Movement on Monday. There has not yet been official confirmation that the four have left Georgia’s former ruling party, but party members have confirmed it in private […]

Saakashvili’s party will never get back in power: Ivanishvili

By | February 16th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: |

Bidzina Ivanishvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Godfather of the government coalition in Georgia, financier Bidzina Ivanishvili, said in a newspaper interview this weekend that he doesn’t think the National Movement party will ever be able to get back in power. The National Movement […]

Saakashvili loses majority in Tbilisi

By | July 20th, 2013|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: |

Tbilisi city hall. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Saakashvili’s National Movement party has lost its majority in Tbilisi City Council. Members of Georgian Dream coalition, and former members of the National Movement who switched sides after the parliamentary election in 2012, […]

Saakashvili loses one more Tbilisi council member

By | July 4th, 2013|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: , |

Davit Tsereteli. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–One more member of the United National Movement, the party headed by President Mikheil Saakashvili, on Thursday left the party’s faction in Tbilisi City Council. This time it was Davit Tsereteli, chair of the commission on urban planning, who […]

Saakashvili’s party loses majority in Tbilisi City Council

By | July 1st, 2013|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: |

Koki Ionatamishvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili’s United National Movement has lost its majority in Tbilisi City Council after one of its members on Monday decided to leave the UNM faction. UNM used to have 24 seats in the Council and this way remained in majority, […]

Saakashvili loses control of Kutaisi

By | April 5th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Saakashvili’s National Movement party has lost its majority in Kutaisi city assembly. This is the second largest city in Georgia, and where the parliament currently is located. A nearby air field also newly connected the city by international […]

Saakashvili finds new role from the sidelines

By | March 23rd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

President Mikheil Saakashvili and his wife Sandra Roelofs. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili says he sees his role as different now than when he was in government. “My goal is to watch over the framework of our constitution and ensure that the government has an effective opposition and that the […]

Saakashvili allies lose another seat in capital

By | February 20th, 2013|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: , |

Nikoloz Khachirashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The National Movement (UNM) has lost one more member of Tbilisi City Council, but still has a majority of seats. Nikoloz Khachirashvili on Tuesday said he is leaving the UNM faction, but will remain an independent and not join any other faction. […]

Saakashvili’s party loses seat in Tbilisi council

By | February 15th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The National Movement continues to lose members in the Tbilisi City Council, but still controls a majority of seats. Zura Gachechiladze, known as Shonzo, on Friday left the National Movement and joined the alternative Freedom faction. After […]

Saakashvili’s party loses two members of parliament

By | February 8th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

Member of Parliament Marika Verulashvili has left the National Movement. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch — Two more members of parliament for the National Movement have left their party’s faction in the last few days. The party of President Mikheil Saakashvili is now down to 55 representatives in the assembly of 150. Speaker of Parliament Davit […]

Independents formally recognized as faction

By | November 2nd, 2012|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Six parliamentarians who left the former governing party of President Mikheil Saakashvili are officially recognized as a faction of independents. The National Movement Party’s vote weight in the assembly thus fell from 65 to 59. But the ruling […]

National Movement party loses six MPs

By | October 30th, 2012|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Another National Movement MP has left the parliamentary minority to become independent members of parliament. A group of six independent MPs plan to set up a parliamentary faction. Six is the minimum number required to establish such a unit. […]