Apr 23 2014 - 15:54
Okruashvili won't run for mayor of GoriGeorgy Kalatozishvili, Tbilisi, exclusively for "Vestnik Kavkaza"The former head of the Defense Ministry, Interior Ministry and Prosecutor General, Irakli Okruashvili, will not run for the mayor's seat of Gori. Today the Central Electoral Commission of Georgia cancelled his registration as a candidate in the elections.Okruashvili's application was cancelled due to the fact that he has been away from Georgia for the past two years, which runs against the requirements for candidates in the elections. He has appealed the decision of the CEC.The situation around the elections might make Okruashvili a more popular politician in Georgia and give him more chances to participate in the political life of the country.
Apr 23 2014 - 11:06
Georgian Defense Minister Irakly Alasania has arrived on a two-day visit to Turkey. He will take part in the 99th anniversary of the Canakkale Battle, watch performance of the Mehteran Orchestra, Soloturk aur show, commemorate veterans of Canakkale at the Martir cemetery, Trend reports.Delegations from over 30 countries will take part in celebrations of the anniversary.
Apr 22 2014 - 20:56
Georgian Foreign Minister Maya Pandzhikidze is going to pay official visits to Greece and Hungary. In Greece she is set to meet with the country's deputy prime minister and her Greek counterpart Evangelos Venizelos.
Apr 22 2014 - 19:28
Georgian President Georgy Margelashvili met today with Nato Liaison Officer William Lahue. The parties discussed Georgia's attempts to become a member of the North atlantic Alliance and the challenges the former Soviet republic is facing.
Apr 22 2014 - 18:47
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met today with Georgian Ambassador to Tehran Iosif Chakashvili. During the meeting the president of the Islamic Republic noted that Iran was interested in further development of cooperation with neighbouring countries.
Apr 22 2014 - 17:27
Russian and Georgia are going to discuss possible ways to restore a direct air route soon, the Georgian prime minister's special representative for Russia Zurab Abashidze is quoted as saying.
Apr 21 2014 - 21:16
The CEC of South Ossetia finished receiving party lists and documents on parliamentary candidates of the sixth convocation today at 18.00.The vote is scheduled for June 8. Elections are held under the proportional system. For a party to be represented in the legislature, it is necessary to reach 7%, RIA Novosti reports.
Apr 21 2014 - 14:09
Irakly Okruashvili, ex-minister of the interior, defense and ex-prosecutor general during ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili's government, was registered in Gori as a candidate for mayor on Sunday. He has been returning to power since November 20, 2012, having spent five years in "exile" in Paris for being an opponent of Saakashvili. He was charged with racketeering.