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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 …

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 …

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 …

Gakharia nominates four mayor candidates

Gakharia nominates four mayor candidates

The chairman of the For Georgia party, Giorgi Gakharia presented candidates for mayors of four cities - Zugdidi, Tsalenjikha, Chkhorotsku and Khobi. Gega Shengelia is nominated as a candidate for mayor of Zugdidi, Khvicha Meboniya as …

Zugdidi mayor resigns ahead of municipal elections

Zugdidi mayor resigns ahead of municipal elections

Zugdidi Mayor Giorgi Shengelia has announced his resignation earlier today on his Facebook page ahead of this year’s municipal elections.  He wrote that he left the post because of the ‘current political …

Georgian monk arrested for methadone

Georgian monk arrested for methadone

According to Georgian media, monk Svimon Kavtaradze, accused of possession of 15.5 g methadone, was sent to prison in Zugdidi. Kavtaradze’s lawyer tried to release his ward on bail, as he fully pleaded guilty, but the court took …

Monk detained in Georgia's Zugdidi for drug-crimes

Monk detained in Georgia's Zugdidi for drug-crimes

A monk has been detained in Zugdidi, Georgia’s Samegrelo region, for possession of drugs, the Georgian Public Broadcaster reports. According to the IPN news agency, the monk was detained yesterday, while another individual …

Georgian Dream names candidates for mayors in five cities

Georgian Dream names candidates for mayors in five cities

The Georgian Dream ruling party has named a candidate for Tbilisi Mtatsminda district MP and mayors in five cities - Zugdidi, Marneuli, Zestaponi, Tchiatura and Khulo. The by-elections are scheduled for May 19. Doctor Lado …

Saakashvili's wife to run for Zugdidi Mayor

Saakashvili's wife to run for Zugdidi Mayor

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's wife Sandra Roelofs has announced plans to run in the by elections for Zugdidi mayor. The elections in Zugdidi will be held on May 19. The seat became …

Saakashvili to celebrate silver wedding anniversary in Zugdidi

Saakashvili to celebrate silver wedding anniversary in Zugdidi

A wife of the former president of Georgia, the former governor of the Ukrainian Odessa region, Mikhail Saakashvili, Sandra Roelofs, said today that the spouses will soon celebrate a silver wedding anniversary, and they intend to celebrate it in …

Man dies at Echowaves festival in Georgia's Anaklia

Man dies at Echowaves festival in Georgia's Anaklia

A man attending a music festival died in Anaklia on August 24 night. Georgia's Ministry of Internal Affairs has started an investigation but did not reveal possible reasons behind his death while awaiting autopsy results. …

Office of EU field missions on fire in Zugdidi

Office of EU field missions on fire in Zugdidi

There was a fire in the office of the EU field mission in Georgia's Zugdidi. As a result, the inventory in one of the containers burned down. The fire has already been extinguished, Sputnik - Georgia reported, adding that no …

Man killed in Georgia's Zugdidi explosion

Man killed in Georgia's Zugdidi explosion

One person was killed in the explosion in the area of tobacco warehouse in Georgia's Zugdidi, local media reported. The explosion was so strong that the entire building was destroyed and the fire broke out. A small nut factory …

Admirer of Austrian guns detained in Zugdidi

Admirer of Austrian guns detained in Zugdidi

Employees of the administration of the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti regional department of the central criminal police of the Georgian Ministry of Interior Affairs have arrested a citizen of Zugdidi born in 1987 on charges of illegal possession of weapons, …