Civil.Ge — Ten parties have been grouped into three election blocs to run in the May 30 local elections on a joint ticket.
CEC said that it had registered Alliance for Georgia, uniting Our Georgia-Free Democrats; Republican Party; New Rights Party and Georgia’s Way. Irakli Alasania is the bloc’s candidate for Tbilisi mayor and ex-public defender, Sozar Subari, is running for the Tbilisi City Council chairmanship.
National Council – the second election bloc – unites ex-PM Zurab Nogaideli’s Movement for Fair Georgia; Party of People and Conservative Party. The leader of the latter party, Zviad Dzidziguri is the bloc’s mayoral candidate and leader of Party of People, Koba Davitashvili, is the City Council chairmanship candidate.
Christian-Democratic Movement, a leading party in the parliamentary minority, led by MP Giorgi Targamadze, has established an election bloc with On Our Own and Christian-Democratic People’s Party with a formal name of Giorgi Targamadze, Inga Grigolia – Christian-Democratic Alliance. Ex-chief of the state oil corporation, Giorgi Chanturia, is bloc’s mayoral candidate and former TV anchor, Inga Grigolia, is a candidate for the City Council chair’s position.
16 other political parties, including the ruling National Movement, will run in the elections independently.
The deadline for formal nomination of mayoral candidates, as well as candidates for the City Council membership expires on April 30.