About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 14:55 - 19 Apr.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Three More Parliamentary Factions Established
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 26 Dec.'16 / 17:14

Three more factions have been established within the Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia (GDDG) parliamentary majority, increasing the total number of GDDG factions to five, according to the Parliamentary Bureau’s decision on December 26.

The newly established Georgian Dream – Conservatives faction unites four GDDG lawmakers from the Conservative Party including its leader and parliament’s vice-speaker Zviad Dzidziguri, as well as Paata Kvizhinadze and Nino Goguadze, plus two members of the Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia party, Ruslan Gajiev and Mukhran Vakhtangadze. The new faction will be chaired by MP Giga Bukia.

The Georgian Dream – Social-Democrats will be led by MP Gia Zhorzholiani, who has been re-elected in October through Georgian Dream’s party list. The new faction also includes MPs Koba Narchemashvili and Beka Natsvlishvili, both of the Social-Democratic Party, as well as majoritarian MPs from GDDG party Sulkhan Makhatadze, Savalan Mirzoyev and Roman Muchiashvili.

Kakha Okriashvili, a long-time majoritarian MP and the co-founder of one of Georgia’s largest pharmaceutical companies - PSP, will lead the Georgian Dream – for Regional Development faction. The group consists of the following majoritarian MPs: Gogi Meshveliani, Goderdzi Chankseliani, Paata Mkheidze, Guram Macharashvili and Enzel Mkoyan.

Lawmakers in the three factions had to quit the Georgian Dream’s 110-member faction before joining the newly-established factions.

The GDDG parliamentary majority united two factions until now; the Georgian Dream and Georgian Dream – Industrialists factions were established on November 18 at the new parliament’s inaugural session. The United National Movement has two factions and the Alliance of Patriots forms one faction.

Parliamentary faction is a group of at least six MPs, which gives certain privileges to its members, involving a seat and right to vote in the parliament’s bureau (the body which determines the parliamentary sessions’ agenda), guaranteed seats in committees, investigative and other ad hoc commissions and parliamentary delegations, as well as allocation of more time during the debates and discussions in the Parliament.

Latest News
19 Apr.'18 14:55
Georgia’s Foreign Trade in Q1’18
Georgia’s trade turnover increased by 23.3% y/y in January-March 2018, reaching USD 2.8 billion.
19 Apr.'18 11:51
PM Appoints New Parliamentary Secretary
Natia Mikeladze replaced Shalva Tadumadze, who was appointed as new government administration head.
19 Apr.'18 10:23
Georgian Detained Near Tskhinvali Released
Tamaz Iluridze, a resident of village Plavismani, was reportedly detained by Russian FSB officers.
18 Apr.'18 18:56
Ruling Party MPs to Convene over Internal Dispute
The Georgian Dream’s majority group in the Parliament will hold a meeting tomorrow evening.
18 Apr.'18 15:23
Political Row Continues over Controversial Presidential Pardoning Practices
Giorgi Margvelashvili accuses the ruling and the opposition parties of a concerted campaign against him.
18 Apr.'18 13:11
Activists Protest Detention of Georgian, Threaten to Block Passage to Cars with Russian Registration
Tamaz Iluridze, a resident of village Plavismani, was reportedly detained by Russian FSB officers.
17 Apr.'18 17:42
President Responds to Criticism over Pardoning Practices
President Giorgi Margvelashvili temporarily suspends pardoning of prisoners convicted of violent crimes.
17 Apr.'18 14:31
Internal Organs Missing from Tatunashvili’s Body, Lawyer Says
Prosecutors updated Archil Tatunashvili’s father and lawyer on the progress of the ongoing investigation.
16 Apr.'18 17:54
Nine Candidates Registered for MP By-Elections
48,054 voters will cast ballots in parliamentary polls in the Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency.
16 Apr.'18 16:52
Social-Democrats to Run Independently in Parliament Polls
The party commands a seven-member parliamentary faction in the Georgian Dream majority group.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2018, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
127