About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 18:14 - 26 Sep.'17
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
New Opposition Party Established
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 15 Dec.'06 / 19:56

The inaugural conference of the new opposition National Forum party, led by Kakha Shartava,  was held on December 15.

Kakha Shartava is a newcomer in the Georgian politics. He is son of Zhiuli Shartava, a chairman of the Abkhaz Council of Ministers, who was executed after Sokhumi fell to Abkhaz militia groups in September, 1993.

Kakha Shartava, 37, is a former diplomat who worked in the Georgian Embassy in Moscow in 1996-2000.
 
But there also are veteran politicians among other founders of the party, including Revaz Shavishvili, ex-chief of the state audit agency Chamber of Control, Irakli Melashvili and Gubaz Sanikidze, former members of the opposition Traditionalists Union. Economic expert Niko Orvelashvili is also in the party.

“Our main task is to create a party that will defeat the authorities at the very first elections. Without that, our existence will have no purpose. We do not intend to struggle for 5 or 7 percent and enter the Parliament with six members... This should be a party which will win the elections and change the current situation in the country,” Irakli Melashvili said at the inaugural conference.

The party, which will advocate establishment of the parliamentarian republic, focused much on Abkhazia during its inaugural congress on December 15.

Kakha Shartava said that the Georgian side should recognize its, as he put it, mistakes which led to the armed conflict in Abkhazia in early 90s. He said confidence building between the sides will be difficult without this move by Tbilisi.

Latest News
26 Sep.'17 18:14
Russian Diplomat: NATO Activities in Georgia ‘Serious Threat’ to Russian Security
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin met with the co-chairs of the Geneva International Talks.
26 Sep.'17 15:19
Elections 2017: Weekly Digest No. 3
Voters will elect 64 city councils and 64 municipal mayors during the October 21 municipal elections.
26 Sep.'17 12:52
Four Factions in Parliamentary Majority Speak in Favor of Constitution
The Parliament is to adopt the new constitution at its special sitting today.
25 Sep.'17 22:55
President Declines Request for Convening Special Parliamentary Sitting
Despite refusal, MPs will gather on September 26 to adopt the new constitution with final hearing.
25 Sep.'17 13:58
Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian MFAs on Georgia’s EU Membership Perspective
Civil.ge reached out to EU Member State MFAs on the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit.
25 Sep.'17 12:25
Venice Commission on Georgia’s Draft Constitution
Postponement of proportional electoral system regrettable, bonus system should be abandoned.
24 Sep.'17 14:05
Officials Condemn Demolition of Ethnic Georgians’ Homes in S. Ossetia
President, Parl. Chairman, Ministers slam ‘clearing works’ in village Eredvi as “continuation of genocide.”
22 Sep.'17 17:19
Georgia Spent Nearly Million for U.S. Lobbying in 2016
The Government’s most recent contract was signed with with StrateVarious LLC.
22 Sep.'17 16:18
PM’s UNGA Speech: Georgia ‘Growing, Vibrant, Resilient’
PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili addressed the United Nations General Assembly.
22 Sep.'17 10:51
Prime Minister Kvirikashvili’s UN Speech
Giorgi Kvirikashvili leads the delegation in New York.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2017, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
116