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Kakha Kukava (Georgian: კახა კუკავა) (born July 12, 1976 in Tbilisi) is a Georgian politician, former member of Parliament of Georgia and a leader of Free Georgia Party.[1]


Kukava was born in Tbilisi on July 12, 1976. He graduated from the Tbilisi State University with a degree in law. Kukava held several governmental positions since the 1990s and practiced law when he worked as a lawyer until 2003.

As a member of Conservative Party of Georgia he joined coalition with United National Movement and participated in Rose Revolution. Shortly after being elected as a member of Parliament of Georgia Kukava left UNM alongside Conservative Party and joined opposition of Mikheil Saakashvili. Since 2007 - chairman of the largest parliamentary faction "Democratic Front".

In parliament Kukava initiated several draft laws, including "about withdrawal of Georgia from CIS", "about Lustration", "Rehabilitation of supporters of the first President Zviad Gamsakhurdia".

Kukava was strongly opposing President Saakashvili, Interior minister Merabishvili and Prosecutor General Zurab Adeishvili. In 2007-2009 he was one of the leaders of United opposition coalition and organizer of mass protest against government.

In 2008 he was again elected in parliament, however like other members of opposition he declared elections rigged and decided not to join parliament. In 2010 Kukava was elected as member of Tbilisi city council.

In 2010 Kukava founded center-left party „Free Georgia”. In 2011 he was elected as chairman of the party.

Kukava participated in parliamentary by elections (2013) in Nadzaladevi single mandate district and came secondwith 17.26% after candidate of Ruling Georgian Dream candidate.

Kukava is married and has three children.[2]


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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 06:37:30 -0800

Head of Free Georgia Kakha Kukava called on residents of Tbilisi to join the rally. “We should not let C.T Park continue its illegal actions. We plan to create a hotline and do everything possible to prevent them being I charge of the parking in the ...


Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:24:38 -0800

Orthodox Christians in Georgia and across the world are celebrating Epiphany today where the Georgian Orthodox Church holds a mass baptism and water blessing rituals on this day. Epiphany is one of the 12 main Christian feasts that celebrated the ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 04:56:15 -0800

... Centre of Manuscripts Historical Georgian manuscripts Oxford and Cambridge libraries Eastern Partnership media freedom Davit Narmania The Minister for infrastructure and regional development local election runoff Kakha Kukava Tbilisi New Rights ...
Democracy & Freedom Watch
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 17:11:50 -0700

... the votes in Tbilisi, Nika Melia of UNM got 27.6 percent. Dimitry Lortkipanidze from Nino Burjanadze United Opposition got 10.1 percent, while Irma Inashvili from the Alliance of Patriots got 6.3 percent and Kakha Kukava from Free Georgia Party 2.2 ...
Civil Georgia
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:33:45 -0700

New Rights and Free Georgia, two non-parliamentary opposition parties, have named Kakha Kukava as their candidate for Tbilisi mayoral office in the June 15 local elections. Kukava, who is the leader of Free Georgia party, ran for a majoritarian MP seat ...
Democracy & Freedom Watch
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 03:18:44 -0700

Apart from UNM's Imamkuliev there are two other Azeri candidates: Shamil Akhundovi for the non-parliamentary opposition of Kakha Kukava and Pikria Chikhradze, and Rashid Mamedov, from Nino Burjanadze's party United Opposition. As reported earlier by ...
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 06:30:00 -0700

The leader of Free Georgia Kakha Kukava who says that calling a party pro-somebody is insulting for the political entity of any independent state. The party should protect the interests of its country. As for the orientation of his party, Kukava ...
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 01:00:00 -0800

Georgia withdrew from the CIS in 2009, but its representative Kakha Kukava, the Chairman of "Free Georgia" Party, told Pravda.Ru that for Ukrainian politicians it was very important to consider the experience of Georgia. "In the early 1990s Georgia ...

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