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Shota Mugrulia retained the post of Mayor
The Acting Chairman of the City Council Levan Kirkitadze has taken the above-mentioned decision yesterday.
Narmania will remove his candidacy in a few days
According to the leader of the "Free Georgia" Party, Kakha Kukava,likelihood of the second round has increased since the Prime Minister's initiative regarding the 50% electoral threshold became known
Kaladze releases a statement connecting to election threshold
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the 50%-electoral threshold will greatly increase the legitimacy and accountability of mayors and governors before the voters.
Akhvlediani hopes that an agreement will be reached regarding the election code
As one of the leaders of the "Christian-Democrats" Party said at "Pirveli Press Club",50% electoral threshold for local self-government elections is positive, but opposition has other key requirements
50% electoral threshold indicates that European-style self-government reform will be conducted
As a member of the parliamentary majority Irakli Chikovani stated at "Pirveli Press Club", the Prime Minister consulted with the majority regarding the 50% electoral threshold.
Levan Vepkhvadze – Setting 50% threshold will not improve election environment
Debates were held between the non-parliamentary opposition and chairperson of parliament Davit Usupashvili, party representatives told reporters.
PM proposes to increase electoral threshold to 50%
Georgia’s Prime Minister, the leader of the "Georgian Dream" Coalition, Irakli Gharibashvili proposes to increase the electoral threshold to 50% in Georgia's local self-government elections.
Richard Norland: the course of the progress of conducting elections must be maintained
As the U.S. Ambassador to Georgia states, all those election-related principles should be kept in Georgia which will provide its conduct in free and fair environment.
Georgian Dream” wants political parties to focus on bait thrown to them – Mamuka Katsitadze
The non-parliamentary opposition expects the Parliament head to discuss the upcoming election issues. Prior to meeting with Davit Usupashvili, one of the leaders of the “New Right-wing” party, Mamuka Katsitadze,
“Georgian Dream” Coalition headquarters may be headed by Kakhi Kaladze
The “Georgian Dream” Coalition headquarters may be headed by our Energy Minister Kakhi Kaladze.
Usupashvili Meets Non-Parliamentary Opposition Parties to Discuss Electoral System Reform
Parliament speaker, Davit Usupashvili, met on February 17 with leaders from several non-parliamentary opposition parties to discuss electoral system reform ahead of the local elections, expected in June.
Acting Kutaisi Mayor refuses to fulfill his duties
Acting Kutaisi Mayor Niko Kachkachishvili, who was appointed to this position by the decision of the Kutaisi City Council Chairman yesterday, has refused to fulfill his duties today.
Who will be the Kutaisi mayor`s designate
Kutaisi city assembly will decide later today if Nikoloz Kachkachishvili becomes a mayor`s designate.
Reshuffles planned in government and ministries of Adjara
Some reshuffles are planned in the government and ministries of Adjara, Archil Khabadze, Chairman of the Adjarian government, told journalists.
Tbilisi is still without 2014 budget
Tbilisi government is still working without the budget 2014 after the city assembly did not adopt the draft budget presented by the Tbilisi mayor`s office for confirmation yesterday.
Deputy governor arrested for bribery
The officers of Anti-corruption Agency detained deputy head of Kvareli local government –Otar Adomlishvili for accepting bribe in especially large quantities.
Tbilisi City Assembly failed to upprove the budget again
The votes of members of the City Assembly were distributed - 17 votes to 22 at a special session held at Tbilisi City Assembly.
Irakli Shikhiashvili demands City Hall to present draft budget today
Irakli Shikhiashvili, the Chairman of the Tbilisi City Council, responded to the yesterday’s statement of the City Hall representatives and demanded presentation of the final draft of the Tbilisi budget.
Khoni governor and his deputy arrested for machinations
Prosecutor`s office of Georgia has arrested the governor of the Khoni municipality and his deputy - Zurab Jibukhaia and Besarion Chelidze.
Tsulukiani: We will have a unified election list by May-June
As the Minister of Justice declared,the local self-government elections will be held in a way that is called one voter - one vote.