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Ex-PM Gakharia Joins Tbilisi Mayoral Race

Former Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia, For Georgia party leader, announced today he will run for Tbilisi Mayor in October 2, 2021 local elections.

At the presentation, held in Metekhi Church year overlooking the old town of Tbilisi, Giorgi Gakharia also presented proportional and majoritarian lists for Tbilisi Sakrebuli (City Assembly). For Georgia party’s Tbilisi proportional list includes:

  1. Levan Dolidze, ex-diplomat, Gakharia’s political advisor
  2. Zaza Tavadze, ex-justice at the Constitutional Court
  3. Salome Kobaladze
  4. Giorgi Sharashidze, Georgia Today magazine founder
  5. Davit Partsvania
  6. Tamar Khvedeliani
  7. Ekaterine Vepkhvadze
  8. Malkhaz Mchedlishvili, Ex-Deputy Tbilisi Sakrebulo Chair
  9. Saba Jikidze
  10. Giorgi Soselia
  11. Tiko Tvaladze
  12. Giorgi Kiknavelidze
  13. Zaur Rekhviashvili
  14. Ketevan Bakaradze, ex-Minister of Health of legitimate Abkhazia Gov’t-in-exile
  15. Vato Pachulia

Majoritarian candidates for 10 single mandate constituencies:

  • Samgori district – Kakha Kemoklidze, former Gov’t Administration Head
  • Gldani – Natia Mezvrishvili, ex-Gov’t Administration Head
  • Isani – Davit Gogidze
  • Krtsanisi  – Zurab Rekhviashvili
  • Mtatsminda – Vakhtang Gvazava
  • Vake – Merab Machavariani
  • Chughureti  – Rusudan Tevzadze
  • Didube – Giorgi Kajaia
  • Saburtalo  – Mikheil Nabijashvili
  • Nadzaladevi – Galaktion Gudushauri

The former Prime Minister also unveiled the list of mayoral candidates:

In Western Georgia 

  • Batumi – Irakli Mikeladze
  • Ozurgeti – Gia Tsetskhladze
  • Lanchkhuti – Elguja Kalandarishvili
  • Chokhatauri – Paata Berishvili
  • Kutaisi – Giorgi Goguadze, former CSO activist
  • Kharagauli – Varlam Tavzarashvili, formerly GD faction head in Kharagauli Sakrebulo
  • Zestaponi – Lasha Tskhadadze
  • Bagdati – Lado Vardzieli
  • Chiatura – Usup (Uta) Bitsadze
  • Tkibuli – Sandro Sakhvadze
  • Tskaltubo – Rusudan Silagadze
  • Ambrolauri – Parnaoz Bakuradze, ex-Deputy Head of Ambrolauri District
  • Oni – Imeda Meshvildishvili
  • Tsageri – Besarion Bendeliani
  • Lentekhi – Jamlat Gvidiani, lawyer
  • Zugdidi – Gega Shengelia, ex-Mayor of Zugdidi
  • Abasha – Avtandil Bokuchava
  • Senaki – Giorgi Sichinava
  • Martvili – Lasha Lekishvili
  • Khobi – Badri Jobava
  • Tsalenjikha – Khvicha Mebonia
  • Chkhorotsku – Shengeli Jikia
  • Poti – Giorgi Apsaridze
  • Mestia – Malkhaz Udesiani
  • Batumi – Irakli Mikeladze

Earlier in August in Adjara Gakharia also presented

  • Keda – Elguja Nakashidze
  • Kobuleti – Irakli Beridze
  • Shuakhevi – Shalva Gogitidze
  • Khelvachauri – Jumber Beridze
  • Khulo – Gia Abuladze

In Eastern Georgia:

  • Rustavi, fourth largest city – MP Beka Liluashvili
  • Telavi – Giga Orkodashvili, ex-Deputy Chair of Telavi Sakrebulo
  • Kvareli – Giorgi Gigiloshvili
  • Mtskheta – MP Ana Buchukuri
  • Tianeti – Tamaz Iarajuli, ex-Deputy Mayor of Tianeti
  • Dusheti – Tengiz Zhamutashvili
  • Kazbegi – Giorgi Gomiashvili, ex-Deputy District Head in Kazbegi
  • Akhaltsikhe – Giorgi Arveladze
  • Gori – Konstantine Ananiashvili, ex-chief of police in Adjara region
  • Kareli – Vakhtang Gogichaishvili
  • Kaspi – Giorgi Bestavashvili
  • Khashuri – Zviad Tepnadze

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