About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 18:27 - 16 Aug.'17
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Christian-Democratic Movement
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 22 May.'08 / 20:41

The party was set up in February by Giorgi Targamadze, ex-anchor and former head of political programs of the Imedi TV station.

It was a political comeback for Targamadze. He chaired the parliamentary faction of ex-Adjarian leader Aslan Abashidze’s Revival Union party until March 2003, when he resigned from Parliament and politics altogether.

The party, which has at least four former Imedi TV journalists in its governing body, was running an active campaign under the platform of “protecting the Georgian Orthodox Christianity” which, party says, “remains foundation of the way of life for the Georgian society.”

For this purpose, the party vowed, it will initiate in the new parliament, amendment to the constitution envisaging declaring the Orthodox Christianity “official religion” in Georgia. The party claims that the status will not contradict the principle of separation of the church and the state, but it will be more than the current status of the Georgian Orthodox Church, envisaged by the 2002 concordat between the state and the Georgian Orthodox Church.

Even in its economic platform, the Christian-Democratic Movement decided to use quotations from one of the sermons of Ilia II, the Patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church, in which he says: “Georgia’s future economic development should probably be linked to water resources.”

“Water is our most precious national wealth, return of which to the people is the Christian-Democratic movement’s major goal,” the party declares on its website.

As far as foreign policy is concerned, although the party’s website says that it supports Georgia’s membership to Euro-Atlantic organizations, Giorgi Targamadze has said for several times in his media interviews that NATO-membership should not be Georgia’s “goal in itself.”

Latest News
16 Aug.'17 18:27
2008 Russo-Georgian War Recap: August 16
Civil.ge uses its archives and other sources to provide a daily recap of the events of the war.
16 Aug.'17 15:50
Alliance of Patriots Names Mayoral Candidate
Irma Inashvili, lawmaker and Parliament’s Vice Speaker, will enter the mayoral race in Tbilisi.
16 Aug.'17 12:11
U.S. Annual Report on Georgia Religious Freedom
The U.S Department of State released its report also covering the developments in Georgia on August 15.
15 Aug.'17 19:15
GDDG Offers Consultations on Constitutional Amendments
The ruling party expressed readiness to discuss “all major issues of the constitutional reform.”  
15 Aug.'17 13:23
Geostat: 2016 FDI USD 1.56 bln
Final figures have been revised downwards from preliminary data of USD 1.64 billion.
15 Aug.'17 11:51
2008 Russo-Georgian War Recap: August 15
Civil.ge uses its archives and other sources to provide a daily recap of the events of the war.
14 Aug.'17 14:09
2008 Russo-Georgian War Recap: August 14
Civil.ge uses its archives and other sources to provide a daily recap of the events of the war.
14 Aug.'17 12:39
Abkhazia Armed Conflict Anniversary Marked in Tbilisi
The armed conflict 25 years ago claimed around ten thousand lives and displaced hundreds of thousands.
13 Aug.'17 18:36
2008 Russo-Georgian War Recap: August 13
Civil.ge uses its archives and other sources to provide a daily recap of the events of the war.
12 Aug.'17 21:07
2008 Russo-Georgian War Recap: August 12
Civil.ge uses its archives and other sources to provide a daily recap of the events of the war.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2017, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
88