Georgian opposition

Georgia's UNM to sign EU-mediated agreement

The United National Movement (UNM), the largest opposition party in Georgia, has decided to join the April 2021 EU-mediated agreement after more than four months of refusing to do so. The UNM’s decision comes on the …

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'Third Force' to be formed in Georgia?

The presentation of the political union 'Third Force' will be held in Georgia on August 30. Former head of Georgia's United National Movement (UNM) opposition party Grigol Vashadze has joined Giorgi Vashadze’s …

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Georgian Dream party leaves EU-mediated agreement

The ruling Georgian Dream party has annulled its signatory status to the April 19 EU-mediated agreement which resolved a six-month political crisis in the country following the 2020 parliamentary elections and proposed large-scale …

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Georgia recounts last year's elections results

The recount of ballots from the parliamentary elections held in the autumn of 2020 has begun today at 10:00 local time (9:00 Moscow time), according to the statement posted on the parliament's website. Head of the interim …

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Georgian opposition forms first faction in parliament

Salome Samadashvili from the United National Movement opposition party, Armaz Akhvlediani and Shavla Shavgulidze who appeared in the 10th convocation of the state legislature through the European Georgia opposition party list, have joined the …

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EU pays bail for Niki Melia's release

The EU Foundation has paid a 40,000 lari bail to release the leader of the main opposition party in Georgia, the United National Movement, Nika Melia, the EU Delegation to Georgia informed. "Today, GEL 40,000 were paid to …

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Georgian businessman Levan Vasadze enters politics

Georgian businessman Levan Vasadze has announced his plans to enter politics.  Vasadze received an education in the U.S. and Russia and spent his earlier years in the two countries. He has been living in Georgia with his …

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Georgian opposition enters parliament by 23%

The first plenary session, attended by most of the opposition MPs who have entered the parliament following last year's elections, is taking place in the Georgian parliament. In particular, 107 MPs, including 13 opposition MPs, who …

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Georgia's ruling party ready to sign new EU proposal

The ruling Georgian Dream party has stated that they are ready to sign the new proposal by the EU to solve the political tension in Georgia which began after the 2020 parliamentary elections.  The agreement released by …

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Georgian Dream ready for compromise with opposition

Head of the ruling Georgian Dream party Irakli Kobakhidze, who is now holding meetings in the U.S, has stated that the party is ready to take ‘concrete steps to make an agreement’ with opposition parties which have been demanding …

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Six MPs leave Georgian Dream to join opposition

Six Georgian Dream MPs Giorgi Khojevanishvili, Aleksandre Motserelia, Beka Liluashvili, Shalva Kerselidze, Ana Buchukuri and Mikheil Daushvili will continue in the state legislature as independent MPs.  The MPs say that the …

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UNM opposition leader Nika Melia refused bail

The leader of Georgia's United National Movement opposition party (UNM) Nika Melia was refused bail today.  The Judge of Tbilisi City Court Nino Chakhnashvili dismissed Melia from the courtroom because Melia called her ‘a …

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