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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]

Biography[edit]

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
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0700

TBILISI, DFWatch–The leader of a small Georgian opposition party was detained by police for hooliganism on Thursday. The incident took place at an Interior Ministry building in the capital Tbilisi. Kakha Kukava, leader of Free Georgia, was there for ...

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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 ...

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:11:15 -0700

The German Bundestag (parliament) has ratified the Association Agreement (AA) between Georgia and the European Union (EU). Today, the constitutional and legislative body of Germany's parliament approved the Georgia- EU AA deal with support by the ...

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 01:56:15 -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 ...
 
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 10:21:37 -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
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 ...
 
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 ...
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