About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 00:58 - 25 Mar.'17
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
After Alasania, Some Other Leaders of FD Also Quit Party
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 12 Oct.'16 / 15:55

Two days after leader of the Free Democrats (FD) party, Irakli Alasania, said he was temporarily quitting the politics, several other senior members of the party also announced about stepping down to, as they put it, give way to newcomers in the party.

Zurab Abashidze, Victor Dolidze, Davit Onoprishvili, Irakli Chikovani and Gia Tsagareishvili, who are members of the outgoing parliament and who failed to be re-elected in the new one in the October 8 elections, announced about quitting the FD party on October 12.

FD received 4.62% of votes in the elections, falling short of 5% threshold needed for a party to enter the Parliament.

Abashidze, Dolidze, Chikovani and Onoprishvili were also running in single-mandate constituencies for majoritarian MP mandates, but they came third in their respective districts.

Along with Alasania, who also announced about withdrawing from the second round runoff race for majoritarian MP seat in the town of Gori, FD’s one of the leaders and former state minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration, Alexi Petriashvili, also said on October 10 that he was quitting the party.

FD’s majoritarian MP candidate in Chiatura, Temur Gaprindashvili, made it to the second round runoff after receiving 19.11% of votes in the first round on October 8; in the second round he will face GDDG’s candidate, who garnered 34.35% of votes in the first round.

Tamar Kekenadze, FD’s executive secretary, said on October 12 that that party will spare no effort to achieve its candidate’s victory in Chiatura. She also said that the party will continue its political activities and prepare for the local elections in October, 2017.

Latest News
25 Mar.'17 00:58
Moscow Accuses Tbilisi of Wanting to ‘Sabotage’ Geneva Talks
Georgia’s ‘political show’ creates ‘confrontational atmosphere’ ahead of March 28-29 talks, Moscow says.
24 Mar.'17 20:57
Interior Minister Pledges Closer Partnership with Brussels
Mghebrishvili reassures partners, as Georgians ready for visa-free travel.
24 Mar.'17 17:41
Ukraine Denounces Abkhazia, S. Ossetia Polls
Ukraine supports Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the country’s OSCE Ambassador said.
24 Mar.'17 16:47
Georgia Denies Arms Transit Reports to Armenia
Georgian officials denied two separate reports on alleged arms transit to Armenia.
24 Mar.'17 13:26
National Security Council Convenes over NATO, Abkhazia
NSC discussed Black Sea Security, Georgia-NATO relations and Security Strategy update.
23 Mar.'17 17:32
Foreign Minister Joins Ministerial Meeting against Terrorism
The Global Coalition meeting was hosted by the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on March 22.
23 Mar.'17 16:05
Alliance of Conservatives & Reformists in Europe on Rustavi 2 TV Dispute
ACRE ‘believes’ Georgia will continue to uphold media plurality and media freedom in the country.
23 Mar.'17 14:05
Parliament Overrides Presidential Veto on Surveillance Bill
Lawmakers rejected presidential objections as ‘politically motivated.’
22 Mar.'17 18:09
Georgia Hosts Parliament Speakers from Nordic-Baltic Region
Parliament speakers from the NB8 countries visited Georgia to support its Euro-Atlantic aspirations.
22 Mar.'17 16:55
On Nowruz, Georgian Leaders Reach Out to Azerbaijani Co-Citizens
Giorgi Margvelashvili and Giorgi Kvirikashvili visited Marneuli for Nowruz festivities.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2017, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
57