Bakhtadze: Georgia's Supreme Court chair candidate should have good reputation

Bakhtadze: Georgia's Supreme Court chair candidate should have good reputation

Georgia's Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze said that the nominee for the Georgian Supreme Court chairperson should be "apolitical and have a good reputation among professional circles and wider society."

"This is my position and I am sure that the majority of population shares my point of view," Bakhtadze told journalists in Batumi.

Nino Gvenetadze, the first female chairperson of the Georgian Supreme Court, has announced her resignation on August 2, citing health reasons. 

Gvenetadze, who was selected for the role by the country's President Giorgi Margvelashvili and approved by parliament in 2015, said in a special statement that her treatment requires a several-month stay abroad, Agenda.ge recalled.

Margvelashvili has started consultations to select a new candidate with the involvement of the public and is holding the first meeting with his advisers and academics at the presidential palace today.

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