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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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Democracy & Freedom Watch

Democracy & Freedom Watch
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:13:37 -0800

After it became known that the accomplice in the attack is one of its board members, party leader Kakha Kukava said that the board member will be dismissed from the party. “We cannot justify what we have been condemning for ten years.” Like much of the ...
Georgia Today (subscription)
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:07:30 -0700

We will hold a rally at the castle of Bidzina Ivanishvili as well and call on him to make investments in the country. He can easily get the country out of the crisis and the government should stop borrowing money,” Kakha Kukava, leader of the non ...


Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:03:45 -0800

Georgia Kakha Kukava Tbilisi New Rights Party Free Democrats opposition he Chief Prosecutor Office of Georgia MP Roland Akhalaia Georgian Parliament Speaker Davit Usupashvili New Zaeland Murray McCully Irkali Garibashvili Prime Minister Taha ...
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:15:00 -0800

Germany's national airline Lufthansa has cancelled 1,350 flights including two Tbilisi flights after a pilot strike, leaving thousands of travellers stranded. Today is the second day pilots have walked away from their jobs, causing the grounding of ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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