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Majority MP named as candidate for Chair of Supreme Court

By Tatia Megeneishvili
Wednesday, February 11
Majority MP Zakaria Kutsnashvili has been named as one of the candidates for the post of chairman of the Supreme Court by 11 academic and civil organizations. If nominated by the president, Kutsnashvili is ready to give up his current political career.

Before 23 February, the president should name his candidate on the post, as the term of the current chairperson Kote Kublashvili will have expired.

The president’s administration has already revealed the 28 person list of candidates offered to the president by various organizations.

Kutsnashvili plans to meet with all the initiative groups that pushed forward his candidacy and listen to their views. Representatives of the presidential administration will also be invited to the meeting.

Kutsnashvili stresses that his candidacy has not been discussed within the Georgian Dream coalition.

Member of the Parliament Majority Tamar Kordzaia confirmed the information.

“Many candidates are on the list right now, the final decision is up to the president,” she said.

Meanwhile, members of the parliamentary minority believe that Kutsnashvili’s candidacy will fail.

Free Democrat Nino Goguadze said that since Kutsnashvili’s candidacy has not been discussed among the majority, his chances are minimal.

“As for us, we named Shalva Shavgulidze, because we think that he is professional and one that is able to improve the situation in the field,” stated Goguadze.

The United National Movement (UNM) stresses that the lengthened process for selecting the candidate raises question marks.