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Ruling party may nominate famous doctor to run in Mtatsminda mid-term elections.

By Gvantsa Gabekhadze
Tuesday, March 12
Georgian Dream ruling party is likely to nominate famous doctor Lado Kakhadze as its candidate in the midterm parliamentary elections in the central Mtatsminda district of Tbilisi.

Kakhadze is one of the candidates, but no final decision has yet been made, a source told IPN news agency.

Kakhadze was a chairman of Tbilisi City Assembly in 1998-2002.

The midterm parliamentary elections will be held in the Mtatsminda district, Tbilisi, in May.

The seat in parliament became vacant after Salome Zurabishvili was elected as the president of Georgia.

The Georgian Dream nominated no candidate for Mtatsminda in 2016 and actually supported independent candidate Zurabishvili to win the race.

It has been reported that Irakli Garibashvili, who served as PM under the Georgian Dream government, could have been nominated in the district to occupy the seat in parliament.

The opposition claimed that Garibashvili’s return back to politics earlier this month was related to the wish of the Georgian Dream to replace Irakli Kobakhidze as the parliament speaker.

Garibashvili dismissed the speculations.