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Garibashvili  sums up his work as PM

Garibashvili  sums up his work as PM

Irakli Garibashvili shared the results of his first year as the head of the Georgian government. In his speech, he pointed out the growth of pensions, economic development, social and other projects. The prime minister addressed the …

Parliament of Georgia goes on vacation until February

Parliament of Georgia goes on vacation until February

On Friday, December 17, the autumn session of the Georgian parliament will close, the vacation of the deputies will last until February. The autumn session of the Parliament of Georgia opens on the first Tuesday of September and closes …

Georgia proposes to remove marijuana from criminal code

Georgia proposes to remove marijuana from criminal code

According to the deputy of the New Political Center - Girchi party, Iago Khvichia, the parliamentary faction of the party had prepared a bill to remove any criminal penalties for marijuana circulation so that citizens would only bear …

Saakashvili asks Georgian opposition to keep MP mandates

Saakashvili asks Georgian opposition to keep MP mandates

MP from the United National Movement (UNM) Eka Kherkheulidze has said that Georgia's ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili asks the opposition MPs to refrain from renouncing their mandates before the election bill providing for a lower election …

Georgian ruling party head: no early elections on agenda

Georgian ruling party head: no early elections on agenda

Head of the ruling Georgian Dream party Irakli Kobakhidze has stated that ‘no elections will take place until the one scheduled in 2024.’  According to the EU-mediated agreement which was signed by the ruling party and …

Georgian parliament elects Central Election Commission head

Georgian parliament elects Central Election Commission head

The Georgian parliament has elected Giorgi Kalandarishvili as the new head of the Central Election Commission (CEC) in a fourth vote, following the resignation of the body’s former chair Tamar Zhvania in late June.  Two other …

State flags may appear at kindergartens and schools in Georgia

State flags may appear at kindergartens and schools in Georgia

The Georgian Dream party- Democratic Georgia party MP, Kakha Kakhishvili, proposed to install state flags on the roofs of all schools in the country and place the state emblem on the facades. He plans to submit the corresponding package …

Saakashvili's party enters Georgian parliament

Saakashvili's party enters Georgian parliament

Members of the United National Movement - Strength in Unity parliamentary faction will start their work in the parliament today. The faction will be represented in the parliament by 32 deputies led by Khatia Dekanoidze. Her …

Georgia recounts last year's elections results

Georgia recounts last year's elections results

The recount of ballots from the parliamentary elections held in the autumn of 2020 has begun today at 10:00 local time (9:00 Moscow time), according to the statement posted on the parliament's website. Head of the interim …

Georgian opposition forms first faction in parliament

Georgian opposition forms first faction in parliament

Salome Samadashvili from the United National Movement opposition party, Armaz Akhvlediani and Shavla Shavgulidze who appeared in the 10th convocation of the state legislature through the European Georgia opposition party list, have joined the …

Georgia's parliament elects new speaker

Georgia's parliament elects new speaker

Georgian parliament has elected Kakha Kuchava, 42, as the new speaker of the state legislature, replacing Archil Talakvadze in the post.  86 MPs voted for Kuchava in the 150-member parliament, including opposition legislators from …

Georgian opposition enters parliament by 23%

Georgian opposition enters parliament by 23%

The first plenary session, attended by most of the opposition MPs who have entered the parliament following last year's elections, is taking place in the Georgian parliament. In particular, 107 MPs, including 13 opposition MPs, who …

New political and energy crisis hits Georgia

New political and energy crisis hits Georgia

The Defenders of the Rioni Gorge group of activists aiming to achieve complete closure of the most important Georgian energy project - the Namakhvani HPP - announced today indefinite protests that will take place not only at the construction site …

Chairman of Georgian Parliament Archil Talakvadze steps down

Chairman of Georgian Parliament Archil Talakvadze steps down

Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia Archil Talakvadze has resigned, InterPressNews reports. As Talakvadze stated at the briefing held after the majority sitting, his place is in the parliament hall. Georgian Dream nominated …