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The News in Brief

Tuesday, March 26
By Anita Magradze

Attendance of MPs increased by 35% in 100 days

As The First Deputy Chairperson of the Parliament of Georgia, Tamar Chugoshvili stated, the attendance of the members of the Parliament of Georgia has increased by 35% in 100 days, which is a considerably high number.

“Throughout the years, the MP’s have not seen the ministers and the members of the government in the meeting room of the Parliament. As you can now see, only 10 ministers were present in 100 days in various formats. We’ve received no rejection from them on attending the meetings, which means that the Parliament is different,” Chugoshvili said.

The Parliamentary reform and its results were discussed and summarized by the Chairman of the Parliament, Irakli Kobakhidze and the first Vice-speaker, Tamar Chugoshvili.

The above-mentioned meeting was held at Rooms Hotel Tbilisi and attended by the Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia, Carl Hartzell and Louisa Winton, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Georgia.

The event was organized by the Parliament of Georgia, with the support of the European Union and UNDP and serves the development of the Georgian Parliamentary system.

Tochinoshin loses the Ozeki title

On March 24, Georgian Sumo wrestler Tochinoshin lost a final match to Takakeisho and lost the Ozeki title received in January 2018.

In the next tournament he will compete with Sekiwake rank and in case of winning 10 battles out of 15, he will be able to return the Ozeki title.

“The battle of the day was the fight of Tochinoshin and Takaishi undoubtedly. Tochinoshin loves pushing opponents off by grabbing them. When healthy, he can do it with every opponent. If Tochinoshin grabs you, there is no way of stopping him” - the Japanese media reports.

In the “upgrade-decrease” battle Tochinoshin, competing with an injury since July of 2018, lost to a 22-year-old Takakeisho.

“Since 1958, when a six super-tournament system was created, Tochinoshin is the second Ozeki who has fallen from the second level Sumo title to the lower level only after 5 tournaments. Such thing hasn’t happened since 1974,” reported.

Ozeki in Japanese means a champion. Those who have the title have only one step remaining to gain the highest rank in the sport - Yokozuna, which means an undefeated champion.