United National Movement

Saakashvili forces his supporters to eat

Saakashvili forces his supporters to eat

Chairman of the opposition United National Movement party Nika Melia said today that on New Year's Eve, 150 party members stopped their hunger strike, as they were asked to do so by the founder of the UNM, ex-President of Georgia Mikhail …

Tbilisi demands to free Saakashvili

Tbilisi demands to free Saakashvili

At this moment, another rally of ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili’s supporters is taking place in Tbilisi. Opposition representatives gathered in front of the parliament building. According to the RIA Novosti …

Two injured during stone throwing at UNM rally in Tbilisi

Two injured during stone throwing at UNM rally in Tbilisi

Two citizens have been injured by stones thrown during a United National Movement (UNM) rally held in front of the State Security Service (SSS) building. The stones, supposedly thrown from the roof of the residential building near the …

Trial involving Saakashvili taking place in Georgia

Trial involving Saakashvili taking place in Georgia

A trial involving former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili is taking place at Tbilisi City Court.  Mikhail Saakashvili was detained in Tbilisi on October 1. On the same day, he went on a hunger strike. Commenting on his …

Georgian opposition to hold three protests on November 10

Georgian opposition to hold three protests on November 10

On Wednesday, November 10, three protests will take place in Tbilisi. This was announced today at a rally on Rustavi Avenue by the chairman of the United National Movement (UNM) Nika Melia. All of them will start at the same time - at …

Georgian opposition demanding Saakashvili's release

Georgian opposition demanding Saakashvili's release

Georgia's United National Movement (UNM) opposition party is holding a rally in front of the building of the Ministry of Justice in Tbilisi, following yesterday's transfer of former president Mikheil Saakashvili to Gldani prison hospital …

Georgian opposition announces ‘permanent’ protest

Georgian opposition announces ‘permanent’ protest

A protest rally organised by the largest Georgian opposition party, the United National Movement (UNM), was held on Freedom Square in Tbilisi on Monday, where UNM head Nika Melia announced a ‘permanent’ protest, calling on supporters …

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 …

Georgia's opposition changes date for its rally in Tbilisi

Georgia's opposition changes date for its rally in Tbilisi

The United National Movement (UNM) opposition party has changed the date for a large rally in central Tbilisi this week to protest the results of the recent municipal elections. The rally will be held on November 6 instead of the …

Georgia's ruling party seeks coalition partners

Georgia's ruling party seeks coalition partners

The ruling party "Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia" is negotiating to form a majority in deliberative bodies (sakrebulo). This was announced by the leader of the party Irakli Kobakhidze. "Our party has a majority in …

Georgian Dream party wins in all major cities of country

Georgian Dream party wins in all major cities of country

On Saturday, residents of Georgia cast their ballots for the heads of 20 municipalities. Voters chose between the two best-performing candidates who did not score 50% +1 votes to win in the first round. According to the head of the …

Melia to share opposition plans at rally in Tbilisi

Melia to share opposition plans at rally in Tbilisi

Nika Melia, head of the United National Movement, a large opposition party, commented on the results of the second round of municipal elections in Georgia According to the oppositionist, the votes were totally rigged. He also called on …

Georgian Dream party wins in Zugdidi

Georgian Dream party wins in Zugdidi

The candidate from the ruling Georgian Dream party, Mamuka Tsotseria, won the second round of mayor elections in Zugdidi. According to the Central Election Commission, he received 51.63% of the vote. Anzor Melia, a candidate …

Georgian Dream claims victory in most cities

Georgian Dream claims victory in most cities

The candidates from the ruling Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia party, according to its data, gain a landslide victory in the local elections in 18 out of 20 municipalities, the party chairman, Irakli Kobakhidze, said. "The …

Georgia faces opposition-ruling party showdown

Georgia faces opposition-ruling party showdown

The United National Movement candidates may win the municipal elections in all major Georgian cities, except Tbilisi, according to the results of the IPSOS survey commissioned by the opposition-minded TV channel Mtavari Arkhi in Tbilisi, …

Saakashvili's party holds rally in Zugdidi

Saakashvili's party holds rally in Zugdidi

The opposition United National Movement (UNM) is holding a rally in the western Georgian town of Zugdidi demanding to release Georgia’s ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili.  UNM mayoral candidate in Zugdidi Anzor Melia, who is …

Saakashvili supporters to protest in Tbilisi today

Saakashvili supporters to protest in Tbilisi today

The United National Movement (UNM) will hold a rally in Tbilisi today, where demonstrators will demand the release of former president Mikheil Saakashvili from prison.  The Droa and Law & Justice opposition parties …