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Openly lesbian woman to run for public office in Georgia, a first

By | September 16th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Nino Bolkvadze. TBILISI, DFWatch–For the first time, an openly lesbian woman will run for political office in Georgia. Nino Bolkvadze, a professional lawyer, was nominated Friday by the Republican Party to compete for a seat in the Tbilisi city council, the Sakrebulo, this October. […]

Republican Party appoints woman to key position

By | January 24th, 2017|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |

Tamar Kordzaia, party political secretary (right) and Khatuna Samnidze, the chairwoman. (Photo by Republican Party.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Republican Party in the former Soviet republic of Georgia on Saturday appointed a woman former lawmaker as new political secretary. The appointment the 39-year-old lawyer Tamar Kordzaia is seen as a move to promote gender equality in politics. […]

Republican Party presents legislation to combat violence against women

By | January 13th, 2017|Categories: Crime|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–In the former Soviet republic Georgia, the Republican Party has proposed legislation that will make femicide a separate crime – a gender-based hate crime which is causing alarm in the country. The Republicans, a party formed by Soviet dissenters in the 1970s, […]

Speaker of parliament leaves Republican Party

By | October 29th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Speaker of Parliament Davit Usupashvili on Saturday announced his resignation and departure from the Republican Party, which he was leader of from 2005 to 2013. He stated his reason as disagreement with the founders and current leadership about the party’s […]

Republican Party leader says he was offered PM seat personally by Ivanishvili in 2015

By | September 14th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Tbilisi, DFWatch – Speaker of Georgian Parliament states he was offered a prime ministerial seat by the former PM Bidzina Ivanishvili  back in April, 2015, when the post was held by Irakli Garibashvili. […]

Republican Party proposes new pension system

By | September 9th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The Republican Party proposes a new pension system based on entitlement earned through work experience. Appearing on Rustavi 2’s election special, spokesperson Davit Usupashvili drew a line between the Republicans […]

Republicans’ 9 muses: More women in politics means more solidarity

By | August 26th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Levan Berdzenishvili. (Interpressnews.) The Republicans’ nine ‘muses’, i.e. nominees for parliament members. TBILISI, DFWatch–Under the slogan ‘Let’s break free’, the Republican party has nominated nine women candidates for parliament under the single-seat majoritarian system for the October 8 election. “We have to break free of a lot of things. […]

Republican Party tops reject offer to join Georgian Dream

By | July 18th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |

Davit Usupashvili (IPN) TBILISI, DFWatch–The leader of the Republican Party says he and other party tops have received an offer from the ruling Georgian Dream to abandon their own party and join them ahead of the election, but they rejected the offer. In an interview with the newspaper […]

Keti Tsikhelashvili becomes acting minister for reconciliation and civil equality

By | July 13th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Keti Tsikhelashvili, Deputy Minister for Reintegration and Civil Equality, will be the acting minister as Paata Zakareishvili from the Republican Party leaves his post in connection with the 2016 election campaign. Zakareishvili said on Tuesday […]

Two Republican members of government resign

By | July 12th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Tina Khidasheli (Interpressnews) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Republican Party in Georgia announced on Tuesday at its members of the government are resigning. The ministers who will be leaving their posts shortly are Defense Minister Tina Khidasheli and Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality Paata Zakareishvili. […]

Georgia’s PM has selected replacement for Republican ministers

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

Giorgi Kvirikashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, who was elected as a leader of Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia party on Saturday, told Imedi TV that he has candidates to replace ministers from the Republican Party in case they resign. A few weeks ago, […]

Republican Party cabinet members will resign in August

By | April 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Khatuna Samnidze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Republican cabinet members will leave their posts in August, party leader Khatuna Samnidze said in an interview on Friday. The Republicans are part of the ruling Georgian Dream coalition, but recently decided to run on an independent ticket […]

Republican Party will remain part of GD coalition

By | March 4th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Davit Usupashvili (IPN) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Republican Party will remain in the Georgian Dream coalition, Speaker of Parliament Davit Usupashvili said Thursday after meeting Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili. The reason for the meeting was a recent statement by the prime minister […]

Politician who was beaten in 2005 holds Saakashvili responsible

By | April 25th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Republican Valeri Gelashvili is convinced his beating in 2005 was ordered by Saakashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s Prosecutor’s Office has opened an investigation against former Interior Ministry officials Erekle Kodua and Gia Siradze for the beating of MP Valeri Gelashvili in 2005. The Prosecutor’s Office made a statement about this issue on Thursday. […]

Khatuna Samnidze elected new Republican Party leader

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

Khatuna Samnidze (left) and Davit Usupashvili (right). (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Republican Party, which is member of the Georgian Dream coalition, Sunday elected a new leader at a party congress. The party elected Khatuna Samnidze as new leader. She has been a party member since 2005 and has served as organizational […]

Teachers in Georgia fired for political beliefs

By | January 13th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – When Tamar Sukhiashvili, a teacher from the village Kakabeti, was told she was fired, it came as a surprise. The previous day, the school’s director had complimented her on her qualified work. The reason for her firing turned out to be that she held views supportive of the opposition. “I asked [...]

Republican leader reelected

By | November 10th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch - The leader of the Republicans for the last two years, David Usupashvili, was reelected Wednesday by 600 party delegates in a secret ballot at a specially gathered party congress. The to party’s charter requires there to be a congress held once a year, at which the party leadership is chosen. A new computer [...]