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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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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 ...

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Democracy & Freedom Watch
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 17:11:35 -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 ...

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Democracy & Freedom Watch
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 03:14:24 -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, 22 Jan 2014 01:00:05 -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 ...
Christian Science Monitor
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 12:22:09 -0700

"What we see is a total collapse of Georgia, and the responsibility is all Saakashvili's," says Kakha Kukava, an opposition parliamentarian. "It was his personal decision to use force and the results were disastrous." Some people in the street echoed ...
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 08:22:30 -0700

“The parliamentary commission created by the last parliament was designed solely to cover up Saakashvili's culpability,” Kakha Kukava, leader of the Free Georgia party, said. “If the commission had investigated the matter objectively, it's clear that ...

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Democracy & Freedom Watch
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 04:00:53 -0700

Tamar Kordzaia, the coalition's candidate in Nadzaladevi, received 39.48 percent of votes, followed by Kakha Kukava of Free Georgia with 17.26 percent and Mirza Davitaia of the United National Movement with 15.11 percent. In Baghdati, Paata ...
Democracy & Freedom Watch
Thu, 21 Jun 2012 16:54:09 -0700

Ten parties joined the opposition in the November 2007 rallies: Republicans – led by Davit Usupashvili, Georgia's Conservative Party – leaders were Kakha Kukava and Zviad Dzidziguri; Georgian Way – leader was Salome Zurabishvili, former Foreign Affairs ...

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