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Property of the Candidates for the Local Self-Government Elections in Imereti Municipalities

12 October, 2017

Qualification of the candidates nominated by political parties in the elections, their property and business interests represent the matter of high public interest.

Transparency International - Georgia hereby presents information on the mayoral candidates nominated by qualified election subjects in Imereti municipalities (Kutaisi, Khoni, Kharagauli, Terjola, Sachkhere, Zestaponi, Baghdati, Vani, Samtredia, Chiatura, Tkibuli, Tskaltubo) and the first numbers of the party lists submitted for Sakrebulo elections.


The presented report is based upon the analysis of the Public Registry data and property declarations filed by some of the candidates.  

Following the research, we’ve drawn the following findings:

  • Out of the 5 parties studied by the organization, “Georgian Dream –Democratic Georgia” and the election bloc “United National Movement” have mayoral candidates in all municipalities of Imereti.  The election bloc “Bakradze, Ugulava –European Georgia” has no mayoral candidate in Baghdati municipality; the election bloc “Dimitri Lortkipanidze, Kakha Kukava Democratic Movement – Free Georgia” has mayoral candidates just in Kharagauli, Zestapono and Tskaltubo.  As for “Davit Tarkhan-Mouravi, Irma Inashvili – Alliance of Patriots of Georgia”, they have not nominated mayoral candidates in Sachkhere, Baghdati and Khoni.     
  • Out of 73 mayoral candidates in Imereti, only five are women.  
  • Out of the first numbers of the party lists nominated for Sakrebulo elections, there are 20 women; out of these, two female candidates have been nominated by the ruling party. The largest number of women has been nominated as the first number of the party list by “Freedom – Way of Zviad Gamsakhurdia”.
  • Out of 12 mayoral candidates nominated by the “Georgian Dream” in Imereti Municipalities,  3 are active Gamgebelis of respective municipalities (Baghdati, Samtredia, Kharagauli);
  • Out of the candidates studied by Transparency International – Georgia, 11 were found to have made donations to various political parties. The candidates used to mainly donate to their own parties. Compared to other candidates, Kakhaber Makhatadze - Zestaponi municipality mayoral candidate from “Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia” in May 2016-2017, has made the largest donation, in particular, GEL 90,000 to the Georgian Dream. 8984 GEL was donated to his own party by Khvicha Tskepladze, mayoral candidate of Terjola Municipality from the election bloc “Davit Tarkhan-Mouravi, Irma Inashvili – Alliance of Patriots of Georgia” and the first number of party list.
  • Out of 12 candidates of the “Georgian Dream”, 6 candidates are shareholders and/or heads of business companies (Giorgi Chighvaria - Kutaisi, Kakhaber Makhatadze - Zestafoni, Bondo Sopromadze - Terjola; Archil Gogsadze - Baghdati; Lado Jurkhadze - Khoni; Valerian Potskhveria - Samtredia); one mayoral candidate of “European Georgia” (Koba Modebadze - Sachkhere) and three candidates of “Alliance of Patriots of Georgia” are the shareholders and/or heads of business companies (Grigol Bakhtadze - Kutaisi; Khvicha Tskepladze -Terjola; Paata Kiknadze - Kharagauli).
  • Out of the candidates nominated as first numbers of the party list, 2 candidates of “Georgian Dream” (Nikoloz Lataria-Kutaisi, Manana Barbakadze-Kharagauli) and 3 candidates of “National Movement” (Besik Bregadze - Kutaisi; Paata Lezhava -Vani; Mamuka Saghareishvili - Tskaltubo) are shareholders and/or heads of business companies.

 

 

Kutaisi

“Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia”

Giorgi Chighvaria - Kutaisi Mayoral Candidate

Work experience:

In 2015-2017, Giorgi Chighvaria was Deputy State Trustee in Imereti; he used to work in Kutaisi City Hall as a Mayor’s advisor. Since 2014 he is deputy coordinator of the Party “Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia” in Imereti as well as chairman of Kutaisi organization of the same party.

Property and business interests:

According to the declaration submitted by Giorgi Chighvaria in March 2017, he and his family members have three houses in Kutaisi, Tbilisi and village Chrebalo of Ambrolauri municipality, as well as a plot of land in Kutaisi (in 1995, father of Giorgi Chighvaria paid USD 10 000 for a residential house; in 2007 Giorgi Chighvaria paid 5600 GEL for a plot of land; in 2013 his spouse Tamta Popkhadze acquired an apartment in Tbilisi for $ 39,000). Giorgi Chighvaria is a shareholder of  “Collegio” Ltd. (tax code: 204562179), although he has not reported the fact in his declaration.

 

Nikoloz Lataria - First Number of Party List

Work experience:

In 1997-1998 Nikoloz Lataria worked as an assistant to director at the construction company in the Russian Federation; in 1998-2005, he was Chief Economist of LLC “Okriba”; in 2005-2010, Director of LLC “Arena”; in parallel, he was engaged in business activity. Since 2014, he is deputy chairperson of Kutaisi Sakrebulo.

Property and business interests:

According to the declaration submitted by Nikoloz Lataria in September 2017, he and his family members own a residential house, an apartment and a plot of land in Kutaisi, as well as apartments in Tbilisi and Kobuleti (the flat registered on the name of his spouse was acquired for $ 90000 in Tbilisi; in Kobuleti, a flat for 67000 USD; the flat acquired in Kutaisi in 2017, for 37000 USD, is registered on the name of his child). Nikoloz Lataria is also the owner of 50% stake in LLC “Nikoil Terjola”; he also owns 40% of shares in LLC "Gio" and 100% of shares in LLC “Nikoil 9”. He is also the owner of 55% of “Fresh Food” LLC.

Donation:

In 2014 Nikoloz Lataria donated a total of GEL 1306 to the “Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia”.

 


 

United National Movement

Grigol Vashadze – Kutaisi Mayoral Candidate

Work experience:

In 1981-1988 Grigol Vashadze worked in the Department of International Organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Soviet Union, then he served in the department of Space and Nuclear Arms. In 1988-1990 he was a graduate of the Diplomatic Academy; from 1990 to 2008 he was engaged in private business and managed the companies: “Georgia Arts Management” and “Gregory Vashadze and BR”; In 2008, he became Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia; From November 2008 he was Minister of Culture, Monument Protection and Sport of Georgia; From December 2008 to October 2012, he served as Foreign Minister; Since 2017, he is a member of the political council of the United National Movement.

Property and business interests:

Grigol Vashadze last filled in the property declaration in 2012; according to the declaration, he and his family members own a residential house and an apartment in Tbilisi, an apartment in Moscow, 100 hectares of land in Tsinandali village, Telavi municipality. After completion of the declaration, Nino Ananiashvili, wife of Grigol Vashadze, acquired 600 m2 agricultural plot of land, located in the village Navardaantkari, Mtskheta. According to the Public Registry data, Nino Ananiashvili is 50% shareholder of “Nina ANANIASHVILI & WINE ART” ltd and 40% shareholder of LTD First Trading Company.

 

Besik Bregadze – First Number of Party List

Work experience:

He worked as a specialist in the Parliament of Georgia, then as the Chief Specialist of the Macroeconomic Planning Division of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia; he also served as a specialist ate the Agreements Registration Division of the Treasury Unit of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia. At various times, he was member of the Board of Young Economists Association of Georgia, branch coordinator; Deputy Mayor of Kutaisi, member of Kutaisi Sakrebulo, Director of "Kopitnari" Ltd, Mayor of Kutaisi. Currently, he is a member of Kutaisi Municipality Sakrebulo from the United National Movement.

Property and business interests:

Besik Bregadze and his family members own an apartment, a residential house and a plot of land in Kutaisi. According to the Public Registry data, Besik Bregadze also owns shares in the following companies: “Sakexpertservice” Ltd. (tax code 212867922),  “Crusaders”  ltd. (412672317) - 100% of shares, “LLC” (tax code - 412673548) - 100% of shares, LLC “Daika” (tax code: 212856248) - 25% of shares. From the companies owned by Besik Bregadze, Daika LLC has taken part in the tender (in 2016 Kutaisi City Hall was rendered service worth of 290 GEL through simplified procurement). In 2011, “LLC” won in the tender announced by Kutaisi City Hall, for the amount of 35 000 GEL.

Donations:

In 2012, Besik Bregadze donated 10 000 GEL to the United National Movement, in 2014 - 1200 GEL.

European Georgia - Movement for Freedom

Davit Gogisvanidze – Kutaisi Mayoral Candidate and First Number of Proportional List  

Work experience:

Davit Gogisvanidze is a doctor by profession; he was a member of Kutaisi Sakrebulo for three times from the “United National Movement”. At different times, he worked at the housing-exploitation department; he was a member of the Supervisory Board of Kutaisi Chkhobadze Regional Clinical Center for Medical Rehabilitation; he served as a Manager of Medical Service Quality and Health Programs at the same center; Deputy Chairman and one of the founders of Association of Georgian Doctors, Kutaisi and Imereti Regional Organizations.

Property:

Davit Gogisvanidze owns a residential house, a non-residential area and a plot of land in Kutaisi.  


 

“Dimitri Lortkipanidze, Kakha Kukava – Democratic Movement – Free Georgia”

Giorgi Tsulaia – Kutaisi Mayoral Candidate and First Number of the Party List  

Work experience:

Giorgi (Gogi) Tsulaia was twice the member of the Parliament of Georgia: in 1992, he became a Member of Parliament from “Conservative" (Monarchists) Party” and in 2008 – from the election bloc “National Movement – Democrats”. In 1996-1999, he was Deputy Chairperson of Dzelkviani Municipality in Kutaisi; in 1999-2000 - Chairperson of Kutaisi Dzelkviani Municipality; in 2000-2001 - Head of Kutaisi Dzelkviani Municipal Department; in recent years, Giorgi Tsulaia joined the party “Free Georgia” and supervises Imereti organization.

Property:

According to the Public registry data, Giorgi Tsulaia owns an apartment in Kutaisi.

 

Davit Tarkhan-Mouravi, Irma Inashvili – Alliance of Patriots of Georgia  

Grigol Bakhtadze – Kutaisi Mayoral Candidate and First Number of Party List

Work experience:

According to the Public Registry data, Grigol Bakhtadze owns a plot of land along with buildings in Khoni; an apartment in Kutaisi, an apartment in Tbilisi and a non-agricultural plot of land in Kutaisi. Grigol Bakhtadze is a director and shareholder of four limited liability companies, in particular, - “Bemoni” ltd – he is a director and 100% shareholder; he is a director and 25% shareholder of “Phazisi” ltd. 50% shareholder and director of “Legi” ltd; 100 % shareholder and director of “Bemoni XXI” ltd.

Donation:

In 2016-2017, Grigol Bakhtadze made 9 donations to the Alliance of Patriots of Georgia, in the total amount of 11 431 GEL.

 

Zestaponi Municipality

“Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia”

Kakhaber Makhatadze – Zestaponi Mayoral Candidate

Work experience:

In 1988-1998, he worked as an engineer-technologist in Tbilisi Champagne Factory; In 1998-1999 he was director of Khashuri sausage and ice cream factory; In 1999-2003, he held the position of director of  Khashmi Wine Factory of the Georgian Patriarchate; In 2003-2011 he was head of the Agro Industry Department of the Patriarchate; In 2009-2010, he was a representative of the Patriarchate, a member of the Government Commission; From 2011, he is again the Director of Khasmi Wine Factory of the Georgian Patriarchate.

Property and business interests:

Kakhaber Makhatadze owns 100% of shares of LLC “KAP – Group”, LLC “GEO Lotto” and LLC “Gruzspirtprom”. He also owns 65% of shares in LLC “Imereti 2011” and 50% of shares in LLC “GVMT Group”. He owns 34% of shares in LLC “Imereti 777”. In September of the current year, he transferred position as well as management title of shares to other people.

In 2015, “Imereti 2011” concluded 3 agreements through simplified procurement, with the total value amounting to 1355 GEL.

Donations:

In 2016, Kakhaber Makhatadze donated 50 000 GEL to the Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia; on 1 August 2017 – he donated 40 000 GEL.

 

Vakhtang Ghambashidze - First Number of the Party List

 

Work experience:

In 2007-2012, Vakhtang Gambashidze was the Logistics Officer at the Branch Network and Development Unit of JSC “Bank of Georgia”. In 2012-2014, he worked at the Tax Monitoring Service of the Revenue Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia. Since 2014, he is Deputy Gamgebeli of Zestaponi Municipality.

Property:

According to the declaration filled in by Vakhtang Ghambashidze in 2017, his father, Akaki Ghambashidze owns a residential house and a plot of land in Zestaponi.  

 

 

United National Movement

Davit Peradze – Zestaponi Mayoral Candidate and First Number of Party List  

Work experience:

Davit Peradze is a member of Zestaponi Municipality Sakrebulo.  In 2016, he was chairman of the faction “Democratic Movement”. As of today, he is a member of the “United National Movement”.

Property:

According to the  declaration  filled in by Davit Peradze in 2016, he owns a plot of land as well as a residential area in village Zeda Sakara.  His wife Tamar Khelashvili has two apartments in Tbilisi.

 

European Georgia – Movement for Liberty

Gela Skhiladze – Zestaponi Mayoral Candidate and First Number of Party List  

 

Work experience:

Gela Skhiladze worked as a state representative in emergency service in Zestaponi. Currently, he is a member of Zestaponi Sakrebulo, elected through majoritarian system. He obtained seat on behalf of the United National Movement; later on, he joined “Movement for Liberty - European Georgia”.

Property:

According to the Public Registry data, Gela Skhiladze owns a residential apartment in Zestaponi.

Donations:

In 2014, Gela Skhiladze donated 1200 GEL to the “United National Movement”.

 

Dimitri Lortkipanidze, Kakha Kukava – Democratic Movement - Free Georgia

Givi Tutberidze - Zestaponi Mayoral Candidate and First Number of Party List

 

Work experience:

Givi Tutberidze is a member of Zestaponi Sakrebulo and Chairman of Sakrebulo Faction “Zestaponi”.  

Property:

According to the declaration filled in by Givi Tutberidze in 2017, he owns a residential house, as well as a plot of land in Zestaponi.

Donations:

In 2015, he donated 50 GEL to the party “Free Georgia”.

Terjola Municipality

“Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia”

Bondo Sopromadze – Terjola Mayoral Candidate

Work experience:

In 1991, Bondo Sopromadze was appointed as Head of Economic Department of Terjola Gamgeoba. In 1993-1994 he was director of Terjola District Auto-Moto-Service Union. Then, he was Head of Zestaponi customs office checkpoint; in 1997, he was Head of Finance, Tax and Statistics Office of Kutaisi Customs Service; in 2000 he worked as Head of Inspection and Control Department at the General Inspection of the Ministry of Revenue of Georgia. He served as Head of Monitoring and Control Division of General Inspection of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia; in 2010, he worked as Chief Specialist of Internal Audit Monitoring and Internal Control Division of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia; in 2014 – 2015, he was director of “Akhali Done” ltd. In 2015, he was appointed as Head of Financial Inspection Division of the General Inspection of the Ministry of Defense of Georgia; from 2015 till the end of the year, he was Head of the Special Investigation Division of the Military Police Department, the General Staff of the Ministry of Defense of Georgia.

Property and business interests:

According to the declaration filled in by Bondo Sopromadze in July 2017, he owns plots of land in Digomi village ($ 5,000), Gardabani and Terjola, as well as a residential house in Terjola, an apartment in Tbilisi and Kobuleti. His wife, Irma Chapichadze, owns a residential house, an apartment and a non-residential area in Tbilisi; his son Giorgi Sopromadze owns an apartment in Tbilisi.


Bondo Sopromadze is 100% shareholder of “Akhali Done” ltd. The company is managed by his son Giorgi Sopromadze.

 

European Georgia – Movement for Liberty

Tariel Panchulidze - Terjola Mayoral Candidate and First Number of Party List

Work experience:

Until 2016, Tariel Panchulidze was a member of the “United National Movement”. Later on, he joined the “Movement for Liberty - European Georgia”. During 2017 self-government elections,  he is a mayoral candidate and first number of party list from the “Movement for Liberty - European Georgia”.  

According to the Public Registry data, no property is registered on the name of Tariel Panchulidze.

“Dimitri Lortkipanidze, Kakha Kukava – Democratic Movement – Free Georgia”

Revaz Macharashvili – First Number of Party List

Work experience:

Revaz Macharashvili is a member of Terjola Municipality Sakrebulo and Chairman of the faction.  

Proeprty:

According to the declaration submitted in 2017, Revaz Macharashvili owns 3 plots of land, a residential area and a plot of land in Terjola.  

 

“Davit Tarkhan-Mourabi, Irma Inashvili – Alliance of Patriots of Georgia“

Khvicha Tskepladze – Terjola Mayoral Canidate and First Number of Party List  

Property and business interests:

Khvicha Tskepladze is 33.4% shareholder of “Auto Parking” Ltd; he is director and 67% shareholder of “Inevsting Georgia” Ltd. He is also director of “Alelta” Ltd and 100% shareholder. In addition, Khvicha Tskopladze is a member of the Board at “Antimonopoly, Anti-Corruption Organization Amiko”.

Donations:

In 2014-2016, Khvicha Tskepladze donated 89 234 GEL to the party “Davit Tarkhan-Mouravi, Irma Inashvili – Alliance of Patriots of Georgia”.  

 

Baghdati Municipality

“Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia”

Archil Gogsadze – Terjola Mayoral Candidate

Work experience:

Archil Gogsadze worked in the Chamber of Control of Georgia. In 1998-2012 he served as Financial Manager, Deputy Director, and Executive Director of Cultural Heritage Protection Fund of Georgia; from 2016 till recently, he was acting Gamgebeli of Baghdati Municipality.

Property and business interests:

According to the declaration submitted in 2017, he owns two apartments in Tbilisi (in 2001, he purchase an apartment on Kazbegi Street for 20000 USD; in 2009, he paid 65,000 US dollars for a new apartment on the same street).

Archil Gogsadze holds the position of Director of Telavi Municipality “Wine Park”; in parallel, Archil Gogsadze is director and 50% shareholder of “Aguna” Ltd; he owns 50% of shares in “Grand” Ltd and 50% of shares in “Architect” Ltd.  Though, Archil Gogsadze has not reported ownership of shares of “Architect” in the declaration.

 

Shalva Mshvildadze – First Number of Party List

Work experience:

Shalva Mshvildadze is consultant of Baghdati Municipality Gamgebeli in the field of business promotion; he is also a member of the committee working on the issues of disabled persons. He is taking part in 2017 elections as the first number of the “Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia”.  

 

United National Movement

Giorgi Robakidze – Baghdati Mayoral Candidate and First Number of Party List

Work experience:

In 1998-2002, Giorgi Robakidze was a member of Baghdati Sakrebulo. In 2004-2005, he was First Deputy Gamgebeli of Baghdati district; in 2005-2006 – he held the position of Bagdati district Gamgebeli. In 2006-2010 and 2010-2014, he was Chairman of Baghdati Municipality Sakrebulo. Since 2014, he is Chairman of Baghdati Sakrebulo faction “United National Movement”.   

Property:

According to the property declaration submitted in 2017, Giorgi Robakidze owns a plot of land and a residential area in Baghdati; His son, Jumber Robakidze – an apartment in Tbilisi (to purchase the flat in Tbilisi, they paid 44000 USD in 2016; for the house and plot of land in Baghdati - 20000 GEL in 2006).

European Georgia – Movement for Liberty

Shalva Datuadze - First Number of Party List

Work experience:

In 2004-2008, Shalva Datuadze serves as Deputy Governor and First Deputy Governer of Imereti.

Property:

According to the Public Registry data, Shalva Datuadze owns an apartment in Tbilisi.

Donations:

In 2014, Shalva Datuadze donated 1200 GEL to the “United National Movement”.  

 

Davit Tarkhan-Mouravi, Irma Inashvili – Alliance of Patriots of Georgia

Roland Gachechiladze – First Number of Party List

Work experience:          

Roland Gachechiladze is a member of Baghdati Municipality Sakrebulo. In 2014 local self-government elections, he got the seat in Sakrebulo by the party list of “Georgian Dream”; though, soon he left the ranks of the party. Now, he is running for elections by the list of “Alliance of Patriots”.

 

Khoni Municipality

“Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia”

Lado Jurkhadze – Khoni Mayoral Candidate

Work experience:

In 2000-2006, Lado Jurkhadze held various positions at “Energy Generation”; in 2007, he started to work as an internal auditor in “Georgian State Electro system”; then, he became Financial Director of JSC “Transmsheni”; in 2009-2017 he worked as a financial director in the holding company “Caucasus Automotive Retail”. 

Property and business interests:

According to the Public Registry data, no property is registered on the name of Lado Jurkhadze. 

He is director and shareholder of several imitated liability companies; in particular:  “Global Energy Solutions” Ltd – director and 100% shareholder; “Batono Trevelidze” – director and 100% shareholder; “Makhauto” Ltd – director and 100% shareholder.

 

Valeri Bakhtadze – First Number of Party List

Work experience:

In 2001-2004, Valeri Bakhtadze was Chief Specialist of the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs; in 2003-2005, he worked as Head of Internal Transport Service of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline; in 2013-2014, he was an accounting specialist in the Ministry of Defense, Infrastructure Department; from 2014, he is Chairman of Khoni Municipality Sakrebulo.

Property:

According to the declaration submitted by Valeri Jurkhadze in 2017, his family owns a residential house, a non-residential area and a plot of land in Khoni, an apartment in Tbilisi.

 

United National Movement

Nazibrola Gegia – Khoni Mayoral Candidate and First Number of Party List  

 

Nazibrola Gegia is the mayoral candidate of the “United National Movement” in Khoni, though we could not obtain any information about her work experience or biography. According to the Public Registry data, no property is registered on her name.

 

European Georgia – Movement for Liberty 

Akaki Bobokhidze – Khoni Mayoral Candidate

Work experience:

In 1990-1992 he was a member of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Georgia. In 1992, he became chief advisor of the State Council. He served as Trustee of the Public Defender in 1998 -2001; in 2006, he was Chairman of the National Guard Department of the Ministry of Defense; in 2006-2008, State Trustee – Governor in Imereti region. Akaki Bobokhidze is a Member of Parliament of V, VI, VII, VIII and IX convocations.

Property:

According to the property declaration submitted by Akaki Bobokhidze in May 2017, he and his family members own three residential houses in Tbilisi;  plots of land in Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Sagarejo (in 2004, Akaki Bobokhidze paid 80,000 GEL to purchase a flat in Digomi, Tbilisi; in 2005, his wife Nana Goderdzishvili purchased 45 hectares of land in Sagarejo for 13,200 GEL;  in 2010, Bobokhidze acquired a house in Vashlijvari for 90000 USD; in 2011 -  a house in in Tbilisi, on Guramishvili Avenue for $ 36000. The recent acquisition is dated by 2013 – Bobokhidze acquired 200 m2 plot of land in Kutaisi for 39000 USD).

Donations:

In 2012 -2016, Akaki Bobokhidze donated 35 990 GEL to the “United National Movement” and in 2017 – 15 000 GEL to the “European Georgia – Movement for Liberty”.

 

Zurab Jibukhaia – First Number of Party List

Work experience:

Zurab Jibukhia is former Gamgebeli of Khoni. In 2014, he was arrested on the fact of illegal collection of timber; at that time, he was taking part in Gamgebeli elections from the “United National Movement” and was defeated by the “Georgian Dream “candidate in the second round.

Property:

According to the Public Registry data, Zurab Jibukharia owns homestead land and a house in Satsulukidzeo village of Khoni Municipality.

 

Vani Municipality

“Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia”

Aleksandre Gogorishvili – Vani Mayoral Candidate

Work experience:

Since 1992, Aleksandre Gogorishvili is Vani Branch Manager of “Liberty Bank”.

Property:

Aleksandre Gogorishvili of co-owner of a plot of land and of a house in Vani Municipality.


 

Aleksandre Liluashvili – First Number of Party List

Work experience:

Since April 2012, Aleksandre Liluashvili is a lawyer of the election headquarters of Georgian Dream in Vani. Since March 2014, he is holding the position of chairman of Vani regional organization of the political party “Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia”. During 2014 Local Self-Government Elections, he was Chair of the Election HQ of the Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia in Vani; from 14 July 2014, he is Chairman of Vani Municipality Sakrebulo.

Property:

According to the declaration submitted in 2017, Aleksandre Liluashvili owns a residential house in Tbilisi (declaration states that Liluashvili owns 50% of the flat purchased in Batumi in 2012 for 25000 GEL. In 2017, Liluashvili purchased 4500 m2 plot of land in Zeindari village of Vani municipality for 4500 GEL). His brother, Bakur Liluashvili owns two plots of land and one residential house in Vani; son of Aleksandre Liluashvili, Dachi Liluashvili, owns a plot of land in Vani.


 

United National Movement

Tornike Eristavi – Vani Mayoral Candidate

Work experience:

In 1998-2006, he was Chairman of Sakrebulo of Salominao village; from 2006 to date, he has three times become a member of Vani Municipality Sakrebulo. In 2006-2010 – he was Chairman of Sakrebulo Faction “Majoritarians”; in 2010-2014 – Chairman of the Faction “National Movement”; since August 2014 – Chairman of Sakrebulo Faction “UNM – Revive Vani”.

Property:

According to the declaration submitted by Tornike Eristavi in 2017, he owns a plot of land and a non-residential area in Vani (he has inherited the plot of land, as for the non-residential area – he purchased it in 2012, for 500 GEL). Mother of Tornike Eristavi, Nona Eristavi owns a residential house in Vani.  

 

Paata Lezhava – First Number of Party List in Vani Municipality

Work experience:

In 1996-2001, Paata Lezhava was an assistant to the Judge of the Constitutional Court of Georgia.  In 2001 – 2003, he held the position of a lawyer at UNDP. In 2004-2016, he was a member of three convocations of Parliament.  

Property and business interests:

According to the Public Registry data, Paata Lezhava owns a residential area in Tbilisi.  His spouse has two non-residential areas in Tbilisi and a plot of land in Tskneti.

Paata Lezhava is 33% shareholder of “Dilato Fitness Club” Ltd. The company is currently managed by Lasha Lezhava

Donation:

In 2016, Paata Lezhava donated 20 000 GEL to the “United National Movement”.  


 

European Georgia – Movement for Liberty

Gia Ochkhikidze - Vani Mayoral Candidate

Work experience:

In 1998-2006, Gia Ochkhikidze was Chairman of Sakrebulo in Tobanieri village. In 2006-2010, he was elected as Deputy Chairman of Vani Municipality Sakrebulo. He held the same position in Vani Municipality Sakrebulo of previous convocation.

 

Koba Dzagnidze -   First Number of Party List

Work experience:

In 2015, Koba Dzagnidze was Chairman of Vani Municipality Sakrebulo; later on, he held the position of Deputy Chairman.

Property:

According to the Public Registry data, Koba Dzagnidze owns a non-residential area in Vani and an apartment in Kutaisi.


 

Samtredia Municipality

“Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia”

Valerian Potskhveria – Samtredia Mayoral Candidate

Work experience:

In 1998-1999, Valerian Potskhveria served as Chairman of the Legal Issues Commission in Samtredia District Sakrebulo; in 1999-2002, he was Chairman of Samtredia District Sakrebulo; in 2002-2004, he was Gamgebeli of village Etseri, Samtredia district; Since 2012, he is a member of the “Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia and since 2014, Chairman of Samtredia Organization; from 2014 until recently, he was Gamgebeli of Samtredia Municipality.

Property and business interests:

According to the property declaration submitted in September 2017, Valerian Potskhveria owns a plot of land in Samtredia. His mother, Medea Potskhveria, inherited a plot of land and a house in Samtredia.
Valerian Potskhveria is 20% shareholder of “Elita 5 +” Ltd.


 

Nugzar Jamburia – First Number of Party List

Work experience:

In 2008-2011, Nugzar Jamburia was coordinator of Cultural Heritage, Monument Protection and Restoration Fund in Western Georgia. Currently, he is Chairman of Samtredia Municipality Sakrebulo.

Property and business interests:

According to the property declaration submitted in 2017, Nugzar Jamburia is the owner of two plots of land and one residential area in Samtredia municipality (he has inherited one plot of land and a residential house, where his share makes up 33%; he acquired another plot of land in 2012, for 2000 GEL). His wife Nana Ivanishvili owns a non-residential area and an apartment in Tbilisi, which she bought for $ 7500 in 2002.

Nugzar Jamburia is registered as an individual entrepreneur in the Register of Entrepreneurs and Non-Entrepreneur Legal Entities.

 

United National Movement

Mamuka Bibileishvili - Samtredia Mayoral Candidate

Work experience:

In 1995, Mamuka Bibileishvili started to work in the Bureau of Parliament, as an assistant to MP; in 1998, he was elected as Chairman of the Economic Policy and Reform Commission in Samtredia Municipality Sakrebulo; in 2000 he was appointed as Head of the Local Tax Service of the Municipality of Samtredia. In 2002 he was Head of Finance Department of Samtredia; In 2004, he was elected as Chairman of Didi Jikhaisi Sakrebulo; in 2006 he was elected as a member of Samtredia Municipality Sakrebulo, where he was Chairman of Finance-Budget and Revision Commission; in 2008 he was appointed as First Deputy Gamgebeli of Samtredia Municipality; in 2011-2015, he worked at JSC “Bank Republic”. On 15 June 2014, he was elected as a member of Samtredia Municipality Sakrebulo. He is a member of the party “United National Movement”.

 

Emzar Shubladze – First Number of Party List

Work experience:

In 1998-2008, Emzar Shubladze worked as a lawyer. In 2008-2009, he became Chairman of Samtredia Municipality Sakrebulo. In 2009-2010, he was Gamgebeli of Samtredia Municipality. In 2010-2014, he held the position of Chairman of Samtredia Municipality Sakrebulo. In 2014, he was Chairman of the Faction “United National Movement” in Samtredia Municipality Sakrebulo.

Property and business interests:

According to the property declaration submitted in 2016, Emzar Shubladze owns 4 plot of land and one residential area in Samtredia.

Lela Goliadze, spouse of Emzar Shubladze owns 25% of shares in “Karvasla” Ltd and 15% of shares in “Elita” Ltd. 

 

European Georgia – Movement for Liberty

Avtandil Sturua – Mayoral Candidate and First Number of Party List

Work experience:

In 20016-2008, Avtandil Sturua was Gamgebeli of Samtredia municipality; in 2008-2012 he was member of the 7th convocation of the Parliament as Samtredia Municipality majoritarian MP from the election bloc “United National Movement - Victorious Georgia”. Later on, Avtandil Sturua left the “United National Movement” and joined the party “European Georgia - Movement for Liberty”.

Property:

According to the Public Registry data, Avtandil Sturua owns a plot of land in Samtredia along with buildings.  

Donations:

In 2012, Avtandil Sturua donated 3000 GEL to the “United National Movement” and in 2017 – 1000 GEL to the “European Georgia – Movement for Liberty”.  

 

“Dimitri Lortkipanidze, Kakha Kukava – Democratic Movement – Free Georgia”  

Vladimer Kantaria – First Number of Party List

Work experience:

Presently, Vladimer Kantaria is a member of Samtredia Municipality Sakrebulo and a member of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Issues Commission of Sakrebulo.

 

Sachkhere Municipality

“Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia”

Benjamin Palavandishvili – Sachkhere Mayoral Candidate

Work experience:

In 1998-2007, Benjamin Palavandishvili worked in construction company “Tbilisi 96”; in 2007 – 2014, he was an architect of “Elita-Burji” Ltd; From 2014 until recently, he held the position of Head of Spatial Arrangement, Architecture, Construction and Supervision Department of Sachkhere Municipality Gamgeoba;


Since 2014, he has been working as Head of Spatial Arrangement, Architecture, Construction and Supervision Department of Sachkhere Municipality Gamgeoba.

 

Levan Ivanashvili – First Number of Party List

 

Work experience:

In 2013-2014, Levan Ivanashvili was director of public school in village Chorvila; in 2014 - Chairman of the “Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia” Sachkhere Regional Bureau; Head of the Local Self-Government Election HQ. Since 2014, he is Chairman of the Standing Commission on Humanitarian Issues of Sachkhere Municipality Sakrebulo.

Property:

According to the property declaration submitted by Levani Ivanashvili in 2017, he owns a plot of land in Tbilisi, which was transferred based on the decision of the Commission of Recognition; he owns an inherited plot of land in Sachkhere as well. His father Jemali Ivanashvili owns 4 plots of land and one residential area. The given property was inherited by Jemal Ivanashvili.

 

United National Movement

Irine Grdzelishvili – Sachkhere Mayoral Candidate

Work experience:

In 1991-93, Irine Grdzelishvili worked at Auto Transport Union of Chiatura. In 1993-95 - state production “Pasieti”. In 1996 -2015, she held various positions in administration of Sachkhere. Since 2016, she is Chair of Sachkhere Women’s Regional Organization of the “United National Movement”

 

Tedore Kalmakhelidze – First Number of Party List

Work experience:

Tedore Kalmakhelidze was a member of Sachkhere Municipality Sakrebulo and Chairman of Commission in 2012.  

Property:

By the Public Registry data, Tedore Kalmakhelidze owns a plot of land in Sachkhere


 

European Georgia – Movement for Liberty

Koba Modebadze - Sachkhere Mayoral Candidate and First Number of Party List  

Busienss interests:

Koba Modebadze is a director and 50% shareholder of LLC “GMG”; he is also a member of the Board at two non-commercial legal entities – “Caucasian Initiative” and “Regional Institute of Interparty Development”.

 

Tkibuli Municipality

“Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia”

Temur Chubinidze – Tkibuli Mayoral Candidate

Work experience:

In 1981-2004, Temur Chubinidze worked in state security and internal affairs agencies – he is the colonel of the police; In 1994-1997, he was Head of Tkibuli Police Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs; In 1997-1998, he worked as a Deputy Head of the Department at the Ministry of Internal Affairs; in 1998-2001 he served as Head of the 4th  Department of the Main Police Division at the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Khashuri); In 2001-2004, he was Head of the Main Division of Criminal Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs; In 2004-2009, he worked in security service of “Caspian Credo” Ltd. In 2012-2013, he was Head of Tkibuli Police Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs; In 2013-2014, he held the position of Tkibuli Municipality Gamgebeli; In 2014-2016 he worked at “City of Light” Ltd, first as deputy head of department and later - as head of the department; from July 2016 till recently, he held the position of Deputy Gamgebeli of Tbilisi Isani district;

Property:

According to the declaration submitted by Temur Chubinidze in 2017, he owns a plot of land in Tkibuli, which he received based on a gift agreement and two residential areas in Tkibuli, one of which he bought for 5000 rubles and constructed the other one for 5000 GEL. Temur Chubinidze also owns a residential area in Tbilisi, purchased for 16 000 USD and a garage built for 1000 GEL.


 

United National Movement

Levan Dokhnadze – Tkibuli Mayoral Candidate

Work experience:

In 2007-2012, Levan Dokhnadze was Gamgebeli of Tkibuli Municipality. He was also engaged in pedagogic activities.

 

 

Davit Katamadze – First Number of Party List

Work experience:

Since 2014, Davit Katamadze is a member of Tkibuli Municipality Sakrebulo and Chairman of the Faction “United National Movement”.

Property:

According to the declaration submitted by Davit Katamadze in 2017, he owns an apartment in Tbilisi (purchased in 2008 for 15000 USD); his mother Peride Oboladze also owns an apartment in Tkibuli Municipality.   

 

 

European Georgia – Movement for Liberty

Ruslan Julakidze – Tkibuli Mayoral Candidate and First Number of Party List

Work experience:

In 2008-2012, he worked as a lawyer at Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia.

Dimitri Lortkipanidze, Kakha Kukava – Democratic Movement – Free Georgia

Tengiz Chikaberidze – First Number of Party List

Work experience:

In 1985-1988, he was surgeon of Arkhangelsk Railway Hospital; onco-gynecologist of oncological dispensary; in 1988 - doctor of Tkibuli City Hospital; in 1992-1995 - head of surgical department and member of City Sakrebulo. He was Member of Parliament of the 4th convocation.

Property and business interests:

Tengiz Chikaberidze owns an area in Tbilisi.  

 By the Public Registry data, he is registered as individual entrepreneur.

Donation:

In 2013, Tengiz Chikaberidze donated 874 GEL to “Democratic Georgia – United Georgia”.

 

 

“Davit-Tarkhan Mouravi, Irma Inashvili – Alliance of Patriots of Georgia“

Goderdzi Tsnobiladze - Tkibuli Mayoral Candidate

Work experience:

In 1998-2006, Goderdzi Tsnobiladze worked as Gamgebeli of Sochkheti community. In 2006-2012 he was director of school in village Sochkheti, Tkibuli municipality. In 2013-2014, He was Chairman of Tkibuli Municipality Sakrebulo.  He also engaged in pedagogic activities.

Property:

By the Public Registry data, he owns a plot of land in Tkibuli, village Sochkheti.  


 

Tskaltubo Municipality

“Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia”

Grigol Ioseliani – Tskaltubo Mayoral Candidate

Work experience:

In 1994-1996, Grigol Ioseliani was senior inspector of State Inspection of the Ministry of Economy of Georgia; in 1997-2004, he held the position of deputy director of “Tskaltubogas”; from 2004 till recent period, he was manager of Tskaltubo Branch of Liberty Bank.

 

United National Movement

Zaza Metreveli – Tskaltubo Mayoral Candidate

Work experience:

In 2012-2013, Zaza Metreveli was Deputy Chairman of Tskaltubo Municipality Sakrebulo.  

Property:

By the Public Registry data, Zaza Metreveli has two apartments in Tbilisi.  

 

Mamuka Saghareishvili – First Number of Party List

Work experience:

In 1995-1998, Mamuka Saghareishvili was the leading specialist of Imereti Regional Division of the Ministry of Environment. In 1998-2002, he was a member of Tskaltubo Sakrebulo. In 2002, he was Gamgebeli of Tskaltubo city. In 2006-2010 – he was Chairman of Tskaltubo Municipality Sakrebulo. He is working in Tskaltubo Municipality Sakrebulo.

Property and business interests:

According to the property declaration filled in by Mamuka Saghareishvili, he owns three apartments in Tskaltubo, two plots of land in Partskhanakanevi and Gumbra villages (he bought two apartments for 16000 GEL each in 2013; total value of land plots is 17 000 GEL). His wife, Irina Kukhianidze, owns a non-residential space in Kutaisi, which she bought in 2007 for 88 000 GEL.


Mamuka Saghareishvili is 25% shareholder of “Kurortturi”  Ltd (tax code: 221278613); though, he has not reported the fact in the declaration.

 

“European Georgia – Movement for Liberty”

 

Severian Gorduladze - Tskaltubo Mayoral Candidate and First Number of Party List

Property:

Severian Gorduladze owns a residential apartment and a space in Tskaltubo.


 

“Dimitri Lortkipanidze, Kakha Kukava – Democratic Movement – Free Georgia”

Gocha Ugulava – First Number of Party List

Work experience:

In 2004-2007, Gocha Ugulava held the position of First Deputy Gamgebeli of Tskaltubo Municipality.  In 2013-2014, he was Deputy Chairman of Tskaltubo Municipality Sakrebulo.  


 

Chiatura Municipality

“Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia”

Paata Nadiradze – Chiatura Mayoral Candidate

Work experience:

In 1998, Paata Nadiradze worked in the Parliament of Georgia , as the leading specialist of the Committee on Regional Governance and Self-Government; in 1998-2000, he served as  Vice-Mayor of Chiatura; in 2002-2003 he was a member of Chiatura Sakrebulo; in 2003-2004, he worked at  the Georgian Railway LLC first as  Head of Transport Department and then as Deputy Head of Technical Department; in 2004-2007 he was engaged in private business; in 2012-2014 he was coordinator of election headquarters of “Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia” and coordinator of regional organizations in Imereti region; in 2014-2015 he worked as a head of administration at Tbilisi Transport Company Ltd; From March 2015 till recent period, he held the position of First Deputy Governor in Imereti;

 

Aleksandre Tsitskishvili – First Number of Party List

 

Work experience:

In 2008-2011, Aleksandre Tsitskishvili was head of the Surgical Department of Chiatura City Hospital. In 2009-2014 he worked as a doctor of the Polyclinic Union of Sachkhere Hospital; from 2014 - up to date - he is Chair of Chiatura Municipality Sakrebulo.

Property:

According to the declaration  submitted by Aleksandre Tsitskishvili in 2017, he has inherited one plot of land and an apartment in Chiatura; his wife, Natela Ghughunishvili owns an inherited apartment in Chiatura.

Donations:

In 2012, Aleksandre Titskishvili donated 1000 GEL to “Free Democrats”.  


 

United National Movement

Prokop Chikviladze - Chiatura Mayoral Candidate and First Number of Party List  

 

Work experience:

In 2010-2012, Prokop Chikviladze was Gamgebeli of Chiatura Municipality; before that, he served as head of the 5th Department of the West Main Division of the Constitutional Security Department at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia.

Property and business interests:

By the Public Registry data, Prokop Chikviladze owns a residential area in Chiatura Municipality.  

 

 

“European Georgia – Movement for Liberty”

Tengiz Samkharadze – Chiatura Mayoral Candidate and First Number of Party List

Work experience:

Tengiz Samkharadze was a member of Sakrebulo of previous convocation and chairman of one of the commissions.

Property:

By the Public Registry data, Tengiz Samkharadze owns agricultural plots of land in village Tskalshavi and village Usakhelo.

 

Kharagauli Municipality

“Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia”

 Nikoloz Topuridze – Kharagauli Mayoral Candidate

 

Work experience:

In 2001-2002, Nikoloz Topuridze worked at the National Bureau of Georgian Interpol; in 2002-2003, he was Head of Civil Defense and Emergency Situations Division; in 2004-2005 he held the position of Kharagauli Forestry Director; in 2005-2009 he was Project Manager at “Center Point”. In 2010-2011, he worked as a project manager in Black Sea Group. In 2012-2016, he was consultant of "Electro system" Director General; from November 2016 until recently, he was holding office of Kharagauli Municipality Gamgebeli;

Property:

According to the declaration submitted in 2017, Nikoloz Topuridze owns one residential house (based on donation agreement) and a land plot in Kharagauli. He is also the owner of two land plots in Kharagauli, which were registered on his name on the basis of the decision by the Commission of Recognition. His spouse, Ekaterine Kakhiani, owns a land plot in Dusheti, which was bought for 5000 GEL and an apartment in Tbilisi (based on the donation agreement). 

 

Manana Barbakadze -   First Number of Party List

Work experience:

From 2012 up to date, Manana Barbakadze has been Chair of “Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia” Regional Office in Kharagauli Municipality; since 2014, she is also majoritarian MP of Boriti community from Kharagauli Municipality. From 2014 to November 2016, she served as a Deputy Chair of Kharagauli Municipality Sakrebulo; on 14 November 2016, she became Chair of Kharagauli Municipality Sakrebulo.

Property and business interests:

According to the property declaration submitted by Manana Barbakadze in 2017, she owns two apartments in Tbilisi, which she purchased in 1991 and 1992 on the basis of a Purchase Agreement; she owns a garage. Manana Barbakadze’s has inherited a residential area and a plot of land in Kharagauli.

Manana Barbakadze is founder, 100% shareholder and director of “Man Tour 2007” Ltd; though, she has not reported the fact in her property declaration.  

 

United National Movment

Tornike Avalishvili - Kharagauli Mayoral Candidate

Work experience:

In 2005, Tornike Avalishvili was appointed as head of “Kharagauli Ambulance Service – 03”; in 2006, he ran for the local self-government elections from the National Movement and was elected as a majoritarian MP; in 2007-2010 he was Gamgebeli of Kharagauli Municipality. In 2010 he ran for the local self-government elections from the National Movement and was elected as a majoritarian MP of the settlement; in 2010, he was elected by Sakrebulo as Gamgebeli of the municipality. From 2014, he is a member of Kharagauli municipality Sakrebulo and chairman of the faction “United National Movement”.

Property:

According to the property declaration submitted by Tornike Avalishvili in 2017, no property is registered on his name.

 

Ketevan Zumbadze - First Number of Party List

Work experience:

In 1997-1999, Ketevan Zumbadze worked as chemistry-biology teacher  at the incomplete secondary school in the village of Partskhnali; in 1999-2002, she worked at beer factory, as Head of Chemical Laboratory; in 2003-2005, she was a teacher of Biology at Tbilisi multi-profile college  “Gorgasali”; in 2009-2010 she was appointed as head of Kharagauli kindergarten N2; in 2010-2014 she was Director of Kharagauli E. Kiknadze Association of Preschool Institutions; from 2014 she is a member of Kharagauli Municipality Sakrebulo from “United National Movement”.

Property:

By the Public Registry data, Ketevan Zumbadze owns an apartment in Tbilisi.

 

 

European Georgia – Movement for Liberty

Jaba Maghlakelidze - Kharagauli Mayoral Candidate

Work experience:

Jaba Maghlakelidze graduated from Sokhumi State University, the faculty of production management and production organization. In 2008-2012, he was a Member of Parliament of 7th convocation, as well as member of the faction “United National Movement”.  

 

Akaki Machavariani - First Number of Party List

Work experience:

In 2010 – 2014, Akaki Machavariani was Deputy Chairman of Kharagauli Sakrebulo.  He is still a member of Kharagauli Municipality Sakrebulo.   

Property:

Akaki Machavariani owns two plots of land in Kharagauli, in village Lashe; one plot of land Kharagauli town, on King Solomon  Street.

 

“Davit Tarkhan-Mouravi, Irma Inashvili – Alliance of Patriots of Georgia”  

Paata Kiknadze -   Kharagauli Mayoral Candidate

Work experience:

Paata Kiknadze started work in “Tbilkalakproekti” as an architect. From 1998, he continues work at the Academy of Fine Arts, at the Faculty of Architecture and Designing Geometry. For the following three years, he was employed in Georgian-Jewish Construction Company.

Business interests:

Paata Kiknadze is a director and 100% shareholder of “Design-Construction Company New Building” Ltd.