Former parliamentary speaker’s party nominates Tbilisi mayoral candidate

Former parliamentary speaker’s party nominates Tbilisi mayoral candidate

The Movement for Building opposition, created by Georgia’s former Parliament Speaker David Usupashvili, has named ex-Deputy Infrastructure Minister Tengiz Shergelashvili as its mayoral candidate in capital Tbilisi. 

Shergelashvili, who is a former member of the Republican Party, was actively involved in the local governments’ reform initiated by the Georgian Dream government in 2013-2014. 

Shergelashvili, together with Usupashvili and several others quit the Republican Party shortly after the 2016 Parliamentary Elections, in which the Republican Party failed to overcome the mandatory 5% threshold to have representatives in the 150-member legislative body, Agenda.ge recalls.

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