About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 17:28 - 24 Jul.'16
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Saakashvili Comments on GD's Presidential Candidate
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 12 May.'13 / 19:08

President Saakashvili has compared PM Ivanishvili's naming of Giorgi Margvelashvili as GD's presidential candidate to the Roman Emperor Caligula’s naming of his horse to the senate and also suggested that the PM might change his decision about candidacy before the presidential elections in October.

"I will say nothing specifically about this candidacy [of Margvelashvili], but generally speaking, when the Roman Emperor decided to demonstrate his dominance over the Roman society, he appointed his horse to the senate," Saakashvili told journalists in Poti where he attended opening of a new Orthodox church.

"Our society is a force to be reckoned with and our society deserves to be respected and treated with dignity," Saakashvili said. "As far as concrete candidates are concerned, the Prime Minister often changes him mind and I really do not rule out that he may change his mind about this candidacy as several months are still remaining before the elections."

When asked after announcing GD's presidential candidate on May 11 if it was final decision, PM Ivanishvili responded that decision about Margvelashvili's candidate would not be revised.

Latest News
24 Jul.'16 17:28
GDDG Names Majoritarian MP Candidates in Samegrelo Region
Agriculture Minister is one of the seven majoritarian MP candidates nominated on July 23
24 Jul.'16 13:49
Georgia Sends 39 Athletes to Rio Olympics
It is the largest ever Olympic team for Georgia, which first sent athletes as an independent state to the Summer Olympics in 1996.
23 Jul.'16 19:44
UNM’s Party List of MP Candidates
There are 18 incumbent lawmakers in the list, 13 of them in the top 30 candidates.
22 Jul.'16 18:41
Lavrov Speaks of ‘Right Trend’ in Russia-Georgia Ties
“More common sense is now felt in our relations,” Russia’s Foreign Minister said.
21 Jul.'16 20:41
Prosecutor’s Office Asks Constitutional Court Chair to Provide Details of Alleged Pressure
The prosecutor’s office said it’ll take “relevant legal actions” if Papuashvili provides detailed information.
21 Jul.'16 17:46
PM Says Consultations Still Ongoing on Next Defense Minister
He denied speculation about MP Sesiashvili and minister Kakhishvili being among potential candidates.
21 Jul.'16 15:56
Constitutional Court Chair Speaks of ‘Alarming Pressure’
He claimed that some judges are pressured to either rule in favor of authorities or to drag out verdicts.
21 Jul.'16 11:40
Constitutional Court Rejects Opposition’s Complaint Against Electoral Redistricting
In its complaint, the opposition UNM party claimed electoral boundaries were gerrymandered.
20 Jul.'16 14:06
Remittances Down by 1.5% in H1’16
There was 15.1% y/y decline in transfers from Russia, which is Georgia’s major source of remittances.
20 Jul.'16 01:43
Georgia’s PM Meets Turkish Counterpart, President Erdoğan in Ankara
Stable and strong Turkey is “vitally important” for the region, PM Kvirikashvili said.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2016, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
67