About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 20:39 - 22 Oct.'16
Late PM Zhvania Commemorated
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 9 Dec.'06 / 16:31

The Georgian leadership commemorated late Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania on December 9 – the day he would have turned 43, by inaugurating a statue of him in the Georgian Parliament building.

“Zurab Zhvania was the first to lay the ground of Georgia’s statehood and the institution of parliamentarianism… Georgia is the only country in the post-Soviet space without Communist nomenklatura in the government, and this is because of Zurab Zhvania’s [efforts],” President Saakashvili said at the ceremony.

Zurab Zhvania was found dead on February 3, 2005. The Georgian authorities announced immediately that Zhvania died as a result of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning caused by a faulty gas heater. The Georgian General Prosecutor’s Office has yet to unveil the final findings of the investigation of his death, which are most likely to be identical to those initially stated by officials.

But relatives of Zhvania have questioned the official version of his death. Goga Zhvania said last year that he was sure that his brother was assassinated.

“I hope the investigation will be concluded and the truth becomes known,” Giorgi Baramidze, the Georgian State Minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration Issues, who was a close ally of Zhvania, told Rustavi 2 television on December 9.

Latest News
22 Oct.'16 20:39
Polls Closed, Vote Count Underway
Outcome of repeat elections will decide whether runoffs will be required in Marneuli and Zugdidi.
22 Oct.'16 14:11
CEC: Voter Turnout in Four Precincts by Noon
The highest voter turnout was recorded in precinct No.108 in the village of Jikhashkari by noon.
22 Oct.'16 11:00
Polls Open for Repeat Elections in Four Precincts
Repeat vote should decide whether races for Zugdidi and Marneuli majoritarian MP seats go into runoff.
21 Oct.'16 19:24
One Soldier Dead After Army Truck Overturns in Eastern Georgia
Accident occurred near the village of Bodbe when the truck was transporting 37 soldiers.
21 Oct.'16 13:50
Final Results of Adjara Elections
4 parties cleared threshold: GDDG - 45.13%; UNM - 29.62%; Burjanadze’s party - 5.89%, APG - 5.7%.
20 Oct.'16 19:10
Constitutional Court Elects New Chairman
Zaza Tavadze, who is a member of the Constitutional Court since 2010, took the chairmanship.
20 Oct.'16 14:29
Georgian, Russian Diplomats Meet in Prague
Russian MFA: “readiness to continue pragmatic course to gradually normalize” ties was reaffirmed.
20 Oct.'16 11:27
Georgia’s Foreign Trade in Jan-Sept. 2016
Foreign trade turnover declined 4.3% y/y, excluding one-off import of medicines.
19 Oct.'16 16:11
President Welcomes Proposal to Launch Group on Drafting Constitutional Amendments
President offers the group to be co-chaired by him, PM and parliament speaker.
19 Oct.'16 14:33
CEC Sets Runoff, Repeat Elections Dates
Second round of majoritarian MP elections set for Oct.30; repeat elections in four precincts – Oct.22.

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